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It looks like SailfishOS 3 has included auto-mounting of exfat partitions (?).

fuse-exfat is a read and write driver implementing the extended file allocation table as a filesystem in userspace. A mounthelper is provided under the name mount.exfat-fuse
Source code homepage: https://github.com/relan/exfat/

I, olebr, just added a rpm-spec-file, and made it compile on my Sailfish X.


Application versions: 
File fuse-exfat-1.2.7-1.armv7hl.rpm23.21 KB15/01/2018 - 14:01
File fuse-exfat-1.3.0-1.armv7hl.rpm27.58 KB05/05/2020 - 01:08

- Added .spec-file to build rpm-package
- (For source code changelog check fuse-exfat-1.3.0 on github)


pakman's picture

This no longer seems to work with SFOS 3.2 or 3.3: I get a message in the Storage part of Settings that "The file system is incompatible. Formatting is needed". The volume's label does appear, and the devices /dev/sda and /dev/sda1 are created. I have no problems mounting the same SDXC card on a computer running openSUSE Linux. Perhaps a rebuild of this package and of exfat-utils is needed?

Screenshot of Storage settings window

olebr's picture

Have now updated the rpm-packages for both fuse-exfat and exfat-utils.
But in SOFS 3.2+ it looks like the exfat support is built in... ?
(I tested by connecting my Panasonic cam by USB, and it is auto-mounted as exfat with and without the fuse-exfat package installed).
So mayby You need to manually mount with use of the fuse-exfat-1.3.0, by doing:
#$  mount -t exfat-fuse /dev/sda1 /mnt/exfat

pakman's picture

Thanks for trying, but it still doesn't work. It is a bit wierd: both 'mount -t exfat-fuse' and 'mount -t exfat' error out with 'unknown filesystem exfat-fuse/exfat', but using 'mount.exfat' does work, and 'mount -l' shows that it is mounted with type 'fuseblk' which is the same as on my linux laptop. 'lsblk -f' recognises the filesystem as 'exfat'. If I mount it under /run/media/nemo/<somedir> then Gallery picks up the pictures on the card, but the storage manager still looks like it did in my screenshot.

I have tried both using a generic SD card reader, and by connecting my (Sony) camera directly, with the same results. I'll need to do a bit more investigation when I have some time, and I will probably take it up on TJC if I need input from any experts.

ferlanero's picture

If someone want to add automount support to Sailfish olebr exFat implementation, just follow this steps: https://openrepos.net/content/ferlanero/usb-stick-utils-automount-exfat-support