I want to create a backup image of my laptop disk to a 1TB external exFAT formatted disk using Clonezilla. However, it fails to recognize that the disk is exFAT, and it won't mount properly.

How can I mount the drive without going into the CMD or Expert Mode (for ex. using TTY2), in a way that I can be positive that no files on the drive will be harmed?


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I finished the backup just now and can confirm that Clonezilla supports exFAT external drives as a repository for images

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I used the latest alternative version of Clonezilla 20201102-groovy, based on Ubuntu Focal 20.04

  • Oh cool, I guess this is due to the new Samsung exFAT driver in Linux. Dec 11, 2020 at 9:21

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