I've been using my external USB (Iomegea 250GB) hard drive with standard configuration (1 Fat 32 partition) for a while. Now it started inventing new corrupted / losing existing files.
What should I do?
Try to repair it? How?
Back up data and then try to format it? Format in Fat32 again / in NTFS (I need exchange with Win computers)? With which options to make sure everything gets fixed?
So far I've gotten with Ubuntu:
mount ... /dev/sdb1 on /media/iBackup type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
sudo dosfsck -r -v /dev/sdb1 ... Currently, only 1 or 2 FATs are supported, not 0.
So far I've gotten after reboot with Win Xp:
chkdsk /F F: ...
and evereything works fine. Is there a linux way, though?