I'm trying to get my usb drive to auto mount and Ive been following countless guides and threads on it but I still can't get it to work, using fstab.

I wasn't even able to boot until I added nofail, which lets me boot but doesn't mount the drive.

My fstab entry is: UUID=my-uid /media/pi/drive-name exfat-fuse uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=0022,sync,auto,nofail,rw 0 0

Has anyone got any suggestions on what the issue may be?

  • Try just 'exfat' instead of 'exfat-fuse'. I'm going to assume you've installed exfat-fuse in the first place!
    – recantha
    Jan 4, 2017 at 17:45
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    @recantha that seems to have done it! Thank you very much.
    – BitFlow
    Jan 4, 2017 at 17:55
  • Let's put that as an answer then... :-)
    – recantha
    Jan 5, 2017 at 19:12

2 Answers 2


You should use 'exfat' instead of 'exfat-fuse' in the fstab entry. This should make it work with exfat-fuse. The assumption is that you've already installed exfat-fuse.


Wrong ! Use fuseblk Example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/usb1 type fuseblk (rw,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096)

Kind Regards,


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    What is wrong? I cannot find a statement in the question that could be stated as "wrong". Please explain a bit more in detail what you mean. And please take the short Tour and visit the Help Center to get an idea how things work here.
    – Ingo
    Aug 27, 2020 at 17:06

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