Just installed CentOS and am trying to install exfat-utils and fuse-exfat but yum says "No package .. Available" for both when I try "sudo yum install exfat-utils." Maybe I am missing some repositories or something?

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On CentOS, install those with the command:

sudo yum install exfat-utils fuse-exfat

You can see that those packages are hosted on nux-dextop repo:

`exfat-utils-1.0.1-1.el7.nux.x86_64 : Utilities for exFAT file system
Repo        : nux-dextop
fuse-exfat-1.0.1-1.el7.nux.x86_64 : Free exFAT file system implementation
Repo        : nux-dextop`

If you don't have this repo yet, just add it first. Look in http://li.nux.ro/repos.html for the current version. And note that it also depends on epel-release.

yum -y install epel-release http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
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    If you get an error while trying to install the repo saying "... does not update installed package. Nothing to do", it may because you already have it but it is "disabled". Check with yum repolist all and if needed, enable it with yum --enablerepo=nux-dextop.
    – mivk
    Sep 29, 2019 at 14:57

Install packages using

sudo yum install -y exfatprogs

Then you can make the partition with exfat file system

sudo mkfs.exfat /dev/sdb1

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