[SOLVED] Mount error: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’

[SOLVED] Mount error: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’

This is a solution for a problem with mounting some SD cards on linux.

Problem
You got an Unable to access… error or Error mounting /dev/sdcX at /media/user/mount_point: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’ when you plug-in a SD-card. The same error may occur when you try to mount exfat filesystem manually.

 

Cause
Some SD Cards and USB sticks are formatted with extfat. The problem occurs because exfat-fuse package is missing in your operation system.

 

Solution
Install required packages exfat-fuse and exfat-utils.

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils


2
Leave a Reply

avatar
2 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
DomingosThe Whistler Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
The Whistler
Guest
The Whistler

Thx a lot! 🙂

Domingos
Guest

Thanks for the tip, very good. I was not able to mount my external hard disk.

Close Menu