Thursday, 20 July 2017

mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

When attempting to mount a USB drive, I encountered the following error regarding the filesystem exFAT1:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'
I had to install fuse-exfat as detailed according to [2].
# yum install fuse-exfat
Redirecting to '/usr/bin/dnf install fuse-exfat' (see 'man yum2dnf')

Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:02 ago on Fri May 12 07:06:52 2017.
Dependencies resolved.
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Package        Arch       Version             Repository                  Size
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Installing:
fuse-exfat     x86_64     1.2.5-1.fc25        rpmfusion-free-updates      40 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 40 k
Installed size: 71 k
Is this ok [y/N]: Y
Downloading Packages:
fuse-exfat-1.2.5-1.fc25.x86_64.rpm              335 kB/s |  40 kB     00:00    
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Total                                           118 kB/s |  40 kB     00:00     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
Installing  : fuse-exfat-1.2.5-1.fc25.x86_64                              1/1
Mounting after that worked flawlessly.
# mount /dev/sdb1 mydrive
FUSE exfat 1.2.5

References

[1] Wikipedia - exFAT
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT
[2] Mounting EXFAT formatted pendrives in fedora linux
https://coderwall.com/p/nvwgea/mounting-exfat-formatted-pendrives-in-fedora-linux

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