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External SSD with exFat don't Mount

Started by nogueira13, May 22, 2022, 08:21:34 PM

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nogueira13

Guys, after I shut down my laptop with the External SSD with exFat (2 Tb) plugged in, when I finished doing a backup via grsync I couldn't mount this device anymore. He tells me he couldn't ride. Then I ran the command:

[email protected]:~$ sudo exfatfsck -a /dev/sdd1
[sudo] password for walnut:
exfatfsck 1.3.0
Checking file system on /dev/sdd1.
ERROR: invalid cluster 0x10400200 in clusters bitmap.
File system checking stopped. ERRORS FOUND: 1, FIXED: 0.

So I don't know how to fix this. What amazes me is that in Windows 7 on a friend of mine's laptop it mounts and reads what's inside.
I'm using updated Linux Mint 20.3.
Ah, I also booted the Laptop with Ubuntu from another External HD (which is not SSD) and it managed to mount the External HD with the SSD.
It looks like the error is with Linux Mint installed on my laptop. Is it a problem in /etc/fstab or in another file that manages the mounts?
What do you suggest as an attempt to solve this? Should I reinstall Linux Mint 20.3 or another Linux distribution?
Thanks in advance for any help.

Mad Penguin

Ok, I'm a little out of touch with FAT based filesystems, but it looks like exfat might not be a native filesystem, in which case you may need some additional packages to be installed .. which might be installed by default on some distributions and not others. You could try (if you haven't already);
sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
It might be for example that you have exfat-utils (which I guess is where exfatfsck is coming from) but maybe not the fuse filesystem component? (which it looks like is needed to mount the fs?)
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