How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Fedora Linux

Yesterday, I got this hard drive from a collaborator with huge amount of sequencing data on it. Under fedora 23, I pluged in the hardrive, open the browser, click on the hard drive name and and got this error message:

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/BLABLIBLABLA: Command-line `mount
-t “exfat” -o “uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1001,gid=1001,iocharset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077”
“/dev/sdb1” “/media/BLABLIBLABLA DATA”‘ exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’

damm. Okay, after a quick browsing it appears that you just need to install this package:

sudo dnf -y install exfat

but it was already installed. After some more browsing, you also need that one:

sudo dnf -y install fuse-exfat

And that’s it.

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10 Responses to How to Mount and Use an exFAT Drive on Fedora Linux

  1. dynadennis says:

    Unfortunately this does not work for me. The terminal keeps saying ‘No match for argument: exfat.

  2. Sghosh says:

    You need to enable the RPMFusion Free repo for fuse-exfat and exfat-utils

  3. Iain Tarrant says:

    if you type ‘sudo dnf search exfat’, you’ll see the 2 needed packages. I’m running Fedora 31 and needed exfat-utils and fuse-exfat

  4. Anonymous says:

    The solution was so simple. Worked like magic. Cheers!

  5. Jakob says:

    The correct packages are: exfat-utils fuse-exfat

    You’ll also need the rpmfusion-free repository.

  6. joe says:

    the author is on fedora 23. for newer fedora try this link. in fedora 31 they changed how they do exfat

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