Exfat-utils installation on Fedora 34 wrong?

After installing exfat by this command sudo dnf -y install fuse-exfat it offers this: Installing:
rpmfusion-free-obsolete-packages noarch 34-1.fc34 rpmfusion-free 10 k… After installing this still cant mount exfat formatted drives. How to resolve that?

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Hi. Btw, without any custom driver, Fedora should be able to detect exfat filesystem.

If it not mounted automatically and you’re using Gnome, you can open Disks app and mount it from there.

From terminal, you can run lsblk -f to check if your drive are present. Let say from the terminal your exfat drive mounted as sdb (USB drive), you can mount it with sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdb /mnt. It will mounted your USB drive to /mnt directory. If it have partition on it, you could specify with /dev/sdb1.

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You shouldn’t have to install fuse-exfat since the driver is now included in the kernel. Remove it.

exfatprogs, formerly exfat-utils, is now free and included in Fedora, see exfatprogs | Package Info | koji.

I just tried the following on a pretty vanilla F35 virtual machine (KDE) install:

  1. exfatprogs was already pre-installed ( I did not install anything else)
  2. lsblk to figure out my virtual test drive was sdb
  3. sudo mkfs.exfat /dev/sdb/, completing with "exFAT format complete! "
  4. sudo mkdir -p /mnt/ex to create an exfat file system on the sdb device
  5. sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdb /mnt/ex/ for mounting sdb to the newly created directory.

and it works just fine.

edit: you don’t necessarily have to mount it from command line. KDE’s Dolphin shows the device and it will mount it for you when you click on it (Gnome will likely be the same, just as if you inserted a USB pendrive).

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