I've bought a new Seagate Expansion Portable Drive 2TB with exFat format. It works normally on Windows. On Ubuntu 18.04 I tried to mount the HD but failed.

I found advice to install exfat-fuse and exfat-utils (exfat 1.2.8). I've done that and still the HD is not mounting.

I tried to format the hd to NTFS but failed. I formatted it back with success to exFat. Still Ubuntu does not mount the HD. On disk it just mention 2TB block device. No partition.

Tried to format using mkfs.exfat but I get an Input/Output error. Checking on Windows for drive error found nothing wrong.


Just press Ctrl+Alt+t and When your terminal appears, Type below command and boom:

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

Unplug your exFat external flash and then plug it again. This way settled my issue. Hope helps you.

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    already tried. See comment above. – starplateena Oct 24 '18 at 0:38

exfat* was missing from my list as well, and I couldn't find a reliable repo source to add:

# apt-get install ex
example-content exim4 exim4-base exim4-config exim4-daemon-heavy  exim4-daemon-light exim4-dev exim4-doc-html exuberant-ctags

I ended up downloading it from here.

Then ran dpkg -i exfat-fuse_1.2.8-1_amd64.deb to install.

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