I'm trying to mount my HDD,
/dev/sdb, which is connected via an enclosure but every time I try do so I get an error message
mount: /dev/sdb: can't read superblock
How do I solve this problem and mount my HDD?
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Connect your Hdd.
Open a terminal,
sudo -i fdisk -l
Suppose that fdisk reports that the partition hdd is /dev/sdb1, continue running:
fsck -y /dev/sdb1
I realise this is an old thread but I will add this just in case it helps someone. I have also had similar problems with and external disk in the past which I think were linked to usb power problems. I got the person I was helping to try the disk in a powered usb hub and this made it visible and mountable. Try that before throwing the disk away as it may be the problem.
I had the same issue and solved it with testdisk. Using this info: Advanced FAT Repair | CGSecurity