Formatting a new extFAT USB on Fedora

I have a new 64GB USB and it was not show up at first time:

Thanks to this video I typed fdisk -l, then I was able to see 58.2 GB

After trying to install the exfat package with dnf -y install fuse-exfat, I failed

What I did after many failings was, setting the partition using the GUI:

Then you can see the new format as Ext4:

It is OK to have a little FreeSpace with no extension. It is time to write into the USB:

Now we can see the USB device in the list of devices 😀

Screenshot from 2017-05-24 13:33:06

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About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. HPC researcher, a simple mortal, like you!
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6 Responses to Formatting a new extFAT USB on Fedora

  1. Thanks for this explanation, I would never find the solution. Thank you.

  2. Charles says:

    I usually install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils after installing any distro… ExFAT is a Microsoft standard and I don’t like the idea, but it works by default on Windows and macOS, I’ve even been able to use it on SDXC and High Capacity Pendrive without any problems.
    I think those packages should be installed by default in fedora. You may be interested in this ticket: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=770738

  3. HValencia says:

    Ext4 is not good for an SD card, it would be better to use F2FS.

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