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Old 08-10-2020, 12:04 PM   #1
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ex fat file system from Microsoft. How can we deal?


Is there a port for exFAT? I canít mount it in fedora 32. Is there away to mount it with Linux?

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Old 08-10-2020, 12:15 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT
Linux has support for exFAT via FUSE since 2009. In 2013, Samsung Electronics published a Linux driver for exFAT under GPL. On 28 August 2019, Microsoft published the exFAT specification and released the patent to the OIN members. The Linux kernel introduced native exFAT support with the 5.4 release.
Since Fedora 32 uses v5.6.6 of the kernel it should have native support.

If you post exactly what you're trying, what's going wrong, and any related log messages, someone might be able to help you further.

 
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Old 08-11-2020, 10:00 AM   #3
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I’ve just seen Elvis singing Return to Sender. Who could’ve guessed?
 
Old 08-11-2020, 01:48 PM   #4
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I assume this is still current:
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/t/supp...esystem/6738/2
 
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Old 08-13-2020, 04:39 PM   #5
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Seems to me only a developer for RedHat would know this. The number that know this is very small.
 
Old 08-13-2020, 06:08 PM   #6
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Seems to me only a developer for RedHat would know this. The number that know this is very small.
Again, support for this has been in kernels for a while now. I have zero problems mounting in openSUSE, Mint, CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise. Without knowing what you've done/tried on what kind of system, what do you think we'll be able to tell you?
 
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Old 08-14-2020, 06:28 AM   #7
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I am running a old Lenovo laptop dual core with Fedora. I will try to do an install but the reason I posted is because I could not mount the drive. The man mount description of file systems is also out of date.
 
Old 08-14-2020, 07:26 AM   #8
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I am running a old Lenovo laptop dual core with Fedora. I will try to do an install but the reason I posted is because I could not mount the drive. The man mount description of file systems is also out of date.
Which model number or series of Lenovo laptop? (Just Lenovo laptop / old does no narrow down the hardware list much!
What version of Fedora?
What kernel are you running?

I generally run Debian and RHEL/CentOS or close derivatives, and have had no problem with exFat for YEARS!
(A little with NTFS, but that was a DECADE ago on an out of support installation).


If you are seeing or experiencing an issue, perhaps a bit more detail might be appropriate. What prompts the question?
 
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Old 08-14-2020, 08:08 AM   #9
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Which model number or series of Lenovo laptop? (Just Lenovo laptop / old does no narrow down the hardware list much!
What version of Fedora? What kernel are you running?

I generally run Debian and RHEL/CentOS or close derivatives, and have had no problem with exFat for YEARS! (A little with NTFS, but that was a DECADE ago on an out of support installation). If you are seeing or experiencing an issue, perhaps a bit more detail might be appropriate. What prompts the question?
Agreed; we've been trying to get the OP to provide details since the first reply.

OP, when you reply with nonsense like, "Iíve just seen Elvis singing Return to Sender. Who couldíve guessed?" and "Seems to me only a developer for RedHat would know this. The number that know this is very small.", there isn't anything we can tell you. Again, NO ONE has had trouble with exfat in a long time...easily mounted on any distro, so saying the man page is 'out of date' is plain wrong. Putting "how to mount exfat partition in fedora" pulls up a LOT, including (if you need them for older Fedora systems), the package names you need to install, along with examples on how to mount. Not sure what more you need.
 
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Old 08-17-2020, 10:04 AM   #10
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Linux Microknoppix.attlocal.net 5.6.6-300.fc32.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Apr 21 13:44:19 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Laptop: Lenovo G570
 
Old 08-17-2020, 10:07 AM   #11
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You have way more than answered my question. I have to tell your very good. Thank you for setting me straight.
 
Old 08-17-2020, 10:22 AM   #12
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TBOne - Your talent is being wasted. It is time for a story. A true story. I know people at Redhat. They are looking for people who can cut it. The reason I posted was because I asked one of them if they could mount exFAT. They told me I would have to ask some one in storage. I don't know anyone in storage hence the reply and my assumptions.
 
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Linux Microknoppix.attlocal.net 5.6.6-300.fc32.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Apr 21 13:44:19 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Laptop: Lenovo G570
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You have way more than answered my question. I have to tell your very good. Thank you for setting me straight.
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TBOne - Your talent is being wasted. It is time for a story. A true story. I know people at Redhat. They are looking for people who can cut it. The reason I posted was because I asked one of them if they could mount exFAT. They told me I would have to ask some one in storage. I don't know anyone in storage hence the reply and my assumptions.
Three pointless follow up posts do nothing. If you 'know people' at Red Hat, they could have easily told you the answer, since again **IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE**, and easily looked up with a 10 second Google search. AGAIN, people have been mounting exfat for YEARS at this point, with many distros. Support is either built in, or easily available with a single package load.

Your question, again, shows zero effort on your part, and is mostly nonsensical. You *STILL* have not bothered telling us what you were doing to try to mount this filesytem, what messages you got, etc., despite being asked several times. Much like your other threads where you display the same behavior. Read the LQ Rules and the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature.
 
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Old 08-27-2020, 08:23 PM   #14
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Iíve just seen Elvis singing Return to Sender. Who couldíve guessed?
I'm sure sarcasm wins lots of friends -- not!

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Seems to me only a developer for RedHat would know this. The number that know this is very small.
Assumptions do one thing: ass u me

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TBOne - Your talent is being wasted. It is time for a story. A true story. I know people at Redhat. They are looking for people who can cut it. The reason I posted was because I asked one of them if they could mount exFAT. They told me I would have to ask some one in storage. I don't know anyone in storage hence the reply and my assumptions.
I have worked for IBM (a large company with many different specialties and locations -- similar to RedHat) and your assumption that any one person knows all about the product is WAY OFF BASE.

If I spoke to someone who worked in an application area, or a kernel area, or hardware area I would likely get the same response you got when you asked about being able to support an exFAT filesystem (storage) structure. Each area is a specialization and those individuals seldom know the details about a different area of specialization. In fact the person I spoke to might be in Dallas and what I was asking about might be developed in Seattle.

Thus you apparently assumed that the person you spoke to knew everything and was sending you to left field instead of home base (storage).
Please attempt to follow directions, take a small lead ("its not my area, talk to them") and dig for more info. If the search produces no (or inadequate) results then ask here.

All forums are staffed by many volunteers who freely give their time to assist others. Asking for help without even making a reasonable attempt to help yourself wastes a lot of time for a lot of people like you did here in jumping to an obviously erroneous assumption.

Wikipedia, Google, and friends are your go to helpers for a LOT of information.
 
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Old 08-28-2020, 04:26 PM   #15
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I agree. Sorry you didn’t like Elvis. I don’t expect my Redhat people know everything. What I do realize it can be much more complex than I understand and that’s the reason and the value of LQ!
 
  


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