I'm working on Ubuntu Server. 10.04.2 LTS. I plugin in a Touro Desk Hitachi 4TB/To. I cannot find anywhere on the box or in the manual what type of file system it is. However, it does state on the box that it is compatible with Windows7, WindowsXP, Windows Vista and with MacOS 10.5 or newer. Is there a way to determine what file system it is through the terminal? (yes, I've searched online) I've also looked at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=353487 this thread which is very simliar to my issue. I would mount the external but I don't know what file system it is. I've taken some snips of information about my computer and attached them to the thread. Any help getting this to mount would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the external HDD web page http://www.hgst.com/external-drives/desktop/touro-desk
Also this webpage http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-h...e-system-type/ states that Linux "supports Ext2,. Ext3, NFS, FA16, FAT32, NTFS,Sysfs, Procfs etc.".
But the man pages states http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/...8/mount.8.html
" -t vfstype
The argument following the -t is used to indicate the file
system type. The file system types which are currently
supported include: adfs, affs, autofs, cifs, coda, coherent,
cramfs, debugfs, devpts, efs, ext, ext2, ext3, hfs, hfsplus,
hpfs, iso9660, jfs, minix, msdos, ncpfs, nfs, nfs4, ntfs, proc,
qnx4, ramfs, reiserfs, romfs, smbfs, sysv, tmpfs, udf, ufs,
umsdos, usbfs, vfat, xenix, xfs, xiafs. Note that coherent,
sysv and xenix are equivalent and that xenix and coherent will
be removed at some point in the future — use sysv instead. Since
kernel version 2.1.21 the types ext and xiafs do not exist
anymore. Earlier, usbfs was known as usbdevfs. Note, the real
list of all supported filesystems depends on your kernel."
I'm starting to believe that the external HD is a FAT32.
ionadmin@ionT01:/$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ExternalArchive
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
Would I have to re-format the external HDD?