Is it possible to mount an exFAT filesystem on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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  • Is it possible to mount an exFAT filesystem on Red Hat Enterprise Linux?


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and earlier

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux does not support exFAT filesystem. Therefore, it won't be able to mount exFAT filesystem in a supported method.
  • For an unsupported method, you can use the EPEL repository
  • Once that repository is enabled, it's possible to install the required packages but it's not possible to mount it.
# yum install -y exfatprogs
Dependencies resolved.
 Package               Architecture      Version                  Repository       Size
 exfatprogs            x86_64            1.2.0-1.el8              epel             86 k

Transaction Summary

Total download size: 86 k
Installed size: 283 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y

# mkfs.exfat /dev/sdc1  
exfatprogs version : 1.2.0
Creating exFAT filesystem(/dev/sdc1, cluster size=131072)

Writing volume boot record: done
Writing backup volume boot record: done
Fat table creation: done
Allocation bitmap creation: done
Upcase table creation: done
Writing root directory entry: done

exFAT format complete!

# mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt
mount: /mnt: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9

  • An exFAT filesystem may be created by installing the exfatprogs package and using the # mkfs.exfat utility.
  • See the man 8 mkfs.exfat man page for details.

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