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exFAT for DSM 5.0 & DSM 6.0

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In the old period, DSM never support exFAT because it's a MicroSoft patent file system. But the memory cards for digital cameras over than 32GB (e.g. 64GB, 128GB), the default format is exFAT. If I want to copy data to DSM, that will be a bigger problem.

 

So from last year I tried to figure out how to support exFAT in DSM 5.0 and finally success. Because DSM is a kind of linux system, so just use the linux exfat packages will be done. Recently, after I tested to install DSM 6.0, also success to mount exFAT without using the $3.99 package "exFAT Access". So I'd like share my method with all.

 

Because this method is not the officially solution, use this at your own risks!

 

Install exFAT support package (tested with XPEnobot 5.2 DS3615x, Jun's loader v1.01 DSM 6.0.2 DS3615x):

1. Enabled root user via ssh:

sudo su -
synouser --setpw root your_new_root_password

2. Login as root user via ssh:

ssh root@nas_ip_address

3. Download and install the exfat-fuse package as the following code:

It seems DSM 5.0 is 32bit linux, and DSM 6.0 is 64bit version, please download different packages.

DSM 5.0

wget -P /tmp/ http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/fuse-exfat/exfat-fuse_1.2.3-1_i386.deb
dpkg -x /tmp/exfat-fuse_1.2.3-1_i386.deb /tmp/exfat-fuse/
cp /tmp/exfat-fuse/sbin/mount.exfat-fuse /usr/bin/

DSM 6.0

wget -P /tmp/ http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/f/fuse-exfat/exfat-fuse_1.2.3-1_amd64.deb
dpkg -x /tmp/exfat-fuse_1.2.3-1_amd64.deb /tmp/exfat-fuse/
cp /tmp/exfat-fuse/sbin/mount.exfat-fuse /usr/bin/

4. Create a Shared Folder in Control Panal, e.g. usbexfat in Volume1

5. Plug the usb device with exFAT format, and in ssh:

fdisk -l

find out the exFAT device like this:

DSM 5.0

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdu1         256 7823654 7823399  3.7G  7 HPFS/NTFS

DSM 6.0

Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdu1         256 7823654 7823399  3.7G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

6. Mount the exFAT partition:

mount.exfat-fuse /dev/sdu1 /volume1/usbexfat -o nonempty

7. Then can read & write the exFAT partition in Shared Folder usbexfat.

8. Unmount the exFAT partition:

umount /volume1/usbexfat

9. Eject the usb device in Control Panel or ssh:

eject -F /dev/sdu1

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Hi Many thanks for your efforts! I am running DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 1. I followed your guide and when I try to mount the drive, I get the following error:

"FUSE exfat 1.2.3
ERROR: exFAT file system is not found."

 

Any ideas? 

Thanks

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hi,

 

you have to create the directory before assigning it to the usb folder:

 

mkdir /volume1/usbexfat

 

chmod -w /volume1/usbexfat

 

mount.exfat-fuse /dev/sdu1 /volume1/usbexfat -o nonempty

 

 

 

can you test it ? 

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Many thanks, it works well.

 

Is there a way to make it automatically? I use the disk in USB for backup and travelling, it should be nice to auto-mount...

 

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