CentOS & Redhat Linux VS Exfat

Have you ever encountered this error: “Unable to access $$$ GB Volume” Error mounting /dev/mmcblk0 at /run/media/username/####-@@@@: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’?

Computer nerds have historically been skinny, so they have named things as fat this fat that to make them feel good and fatty. That’s false. Exfat is Windows’ next progressive disk format, a possible successor to fat16, fat32, and thin128. The last one isn’t true. Anyhow, Redhat doesn’t support this format. Dread not, here’s how to compile this thing from source:

# Run as root
sudo su
# Install Dev tools
yum group -y install 'Development Tools'
# More Dev tools
yum install -y fuse-devel gcc autoconf automake git
# pull exfat from github
cd /usr/local/src
git clone https://github.com/relan/exfat.git
# compile and install
cd exfat
autoreconf --install
./configure --prefix=/usr
make install
# Cleanup staging installation files
make clean
cd ~
rm -rf /usr/local/src/exfat
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