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

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 or 7

Issue

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

Resolution

  • Unfortunately, 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 nux repository.
    Please research external resources for how to enable this step.
    Once that repository is enabled, its possible to install the required packages.

yum install -y exfat-utils fuse fuse-exfat

mkfs.exfat /dev/sdc1  
mkexfatfs 1.2.7
Creating... done.
Flushing... done.
File system created successfully.

Please note: That using exfat, will mean that any service, or process that accesses this drive will become unsupported. In this situation its recommended to use fat32 as the alternative.

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