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    Default Fail to auto-mount exFAT USB stick

    Hi all,

    I'm running Tumbleweed (updated 5 minutes ago) and when trying to open my exFAT 62GB USB stick it fails to mount:

    It wasn't possible to mount this device.
    If I try to do it through Dolphin the following error message is shown:

    There was an error accessing 'EXTRA'; server replied: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount "vfat"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: /vfat: unknown filesystem type 'iocharset=utf8'.
    If I try to mount it manually everthing goes fine:

    Code:
    linux-6daa:/home/zeph7r # mount -t exfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/exfat
    FUSE exfat 1.2.7
    linux-6daa:/home/zeph7r #
    It reads and writes fine. Unmounting it works as fine:

    Code:
    linux-6daa:/home/zeph7r # umount /dev/sdb1
    linux-6daa:/home/zeph7r #
    Is opensuse trying to mount my USB stick as FAT?

    Assistance would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Fail to auto-mount exFAT USB stick

    Is the stick's mountpoint in your /etc/fstab ?
    Code:
    cat /etc/fstab
    , post the output here, between CODE tags
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    Default Re: Fail to auto-mount exFAT USB stick

    No:

    Code:
    zeph7r@linux-6daa:~> cat /etc/fstab
    /dev/sdb1                                                          vfat   iocharset=utf8                0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /                       btrfs  defaults                      0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /boot/grub2/x86_64-efi  btrfs  subvol=/@/boot/grub2/x86_64-efi  0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /boot/grub2/i386-pc     btrfs  subvol=/@/boot/grub2/i386-pc  0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /.snapshots             btrfs  subvol=/@/.snapshots          0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /var                    btrfs  subvol=/@/var                 0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /usr/local              btrfs  subvol=/@/usr/local           0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /tmp                    btrfs  subvol=/@/tmp                 0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /srv                    btrfs  subvol=/@/srv                 0  0
    UUID=65527444-61d3-44fb-8416-313c56c6403c  /opt                    btrfs  subvol=/@/opt                 0  0
    UUID=9c204101-949a-46b3-b5a8-a17fc51edcee  /home                   xfs    defaults                      0  0
    UUID=4c3fe4a8-2119-4d13-8436-8261557fd600  swap                    swap   defaults                      0  0
    zeph7r@linux-6daa:~>

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    Default Re: Fail to auto-mount exFAT USB stick

    Well, that explains all of it. Your fstab says /dev/sdb1 is supposed to have a vfat file system. And it doesn't. Remove the line or comment it out. Then reboot and insert the drive.
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    Default Re: Fail to auto-mount exFAT USB stick

    Thanks, works great now.

    How did it get there? I certainly did not add that line myself. May it have gotten added when I was trying to get it working, perhaps by popping the stick into the usb port before installing the fuse-exfat and exfat-utils packages?

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    Default Re: Fail to auto-mount exFAT USB stick

    Quote Originally Posted by zeph7r View Post
    Thanks, works great now.

    How did it get there? I certainly did not add that line myself. May it have gotten added when I was trying to get it working, perhaps by popping the stick into the usb port before installing the fuse-exfat and exfat-utils packages?
    Maybe during install ? It definitely won't get there by itself .
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