exFAT on CentOS 7

I recently decided to swap out my Apple Mac Mini as a media center (I use Plex) and run Plex media server on Linux instead. Plex has come a long way and now works fine on CentOS 6 or later.

However, some of my media was on a exFAT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT) formatted USB drive and I wanted that to work on CentOS 7. A google search found a good solution and I wanted to share that with you in this small guide.

1. Start with adding some repos that you will need. As this guide is for CentOS 7 I have chosen the repos that fit that.

2. Download the latest epel release from this location (at the time of writing it is epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm) http://mirror.nsc.liu.se/fedora-epel/7/x86_64/repoview/epel-release.html

3. Download and install

3. Download the latest nux repo from this location (at the time of writing it is nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm): http://li.nux.ro/repos.html

4. Download and install:

5. Install the exFAT packages

6. Plugin your disk and get the partition that you want to mount. For instance:

Produces this output:

7. Mount it:

8. Done! it will now be mounted at /media/

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