Running the latest openSUSE 13.2 and Gnome 3.14.3, kernel 3.16.7-7-desktop x86_64 on a workstation.
I mounted a new 2TB Seagate Expansion Drive for local backup via a usb3 port. The disk was detected and mounted automatic. I created a couple of directories on it and started copying three file trees included /home from the workstation internal drives using Nautilus. After about 100GB of 320GB total, the system crached.
Now after several reboot, the usb3 disk won’t mount again. Clicking on the ‘Seagate Expansion Drive’ in Nautilus, the following error message popup:
Cannot access «Seagate Expansion Drive»
Error mounting /dev/sdd1 at /run/media/terje/Seagate Expansion Drive: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o
“/run/media/terje/Seagate Expansion Drive”’ exited with non-zero exit status 13: $MFTMirr does not
match $MFT (record 0).
Failed to mount ‘/dev/sdd1’: Input/output error
NTFS is either inconsistent, or there is a hardware fault, or it’s a
SoftRAID/FakeRAID hardware. In the first case run chkdsk /f on Windows
then reboot into Windows twice. The usage of the /f parameter is very
important! If the device is a SoftRAID/FakeRAID then first activate
it and mount a different device under the /dev/mapper/ directory, (e.g.
/dev/mapper/nvidia_eahaabcc1). Please see the ‘dmraid’ documentation
for more details.
Any ideas why this happened and still happends?
Obviously the usb Expansion drive was ntfs formatted by default. It also had a few windows tools on it.
By right-clicking ‘Seagate Expansion Drive’ in Nautilus and selecting Properties, it seems like formatting the disk is still possible.
As I have no Windows available, I wonder if it is quite ok to try to format the usb Expansion drive to Ext4 when the purpose is being a backup disk for Linux only? Of course it won’t be portable to other systems as with ntfs, but yet?
Terje J. Hanssen