Here the type is fuseblk:

$ mount
/dev/sdb1 on /media/me/MY-DEVICE type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)

Can see below that the Partition Type is HPFS/NTFS and conents is exFAT.

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Why the difference?

1 Answer 1


The mount on /media is a FUSE mount - a userspace filesystem mount. The underlying filesystem being mounted by the FUSE driver could be anything, including filesystems that may not be supported by the kernel. The Gnome desktop makes use of it for mounting USB keys and other removable media.

FUSE allows safe mounting of filesystems without granting root access to users. You could alternatively mount a FAT fs (but not exFAT, which is not supported by a kernel module in the way the various older FAT filesystems are) with e.g.

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /mnt/myfs
  • Fair enough, answer updated accordingly. Oct 18, 2017 at 21:11

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