#StackBounty: #18.04 #mount #gparted #exfat Cannot mount usb hard drive

Bounty: 50

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am trying to mount a usb hard drive.

The fdisk output:

Disk /dev/sdb: 465.8 GiB, 500107837440 bytes, 976773120 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 1048576 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x003a4817

Device     Boot Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 976773119 976771072 465.8G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

I have installed exfat-fuse and exfat-utils. When I try to mount, I get the following message:

 $ sudo mount /dev/sdb /media/usb-drive
   mount: /media/usb-drive: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.

If I specify exfat in particular

 $ sudo mount /dev/sdb /media/usb-drive -t exfat
   FUSE exfat 1.2.8
   ERROR: exFAT file system is not found.

Is the filesystem not exFAT?

Moreover, when I try to look at it in gparted:

mount error in gparted

I am not sure what is going on. Any help would be appreciated.

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