[Debian Bug] FAT32 Timestamp Offset Issue

FAT32 should be saved using localtime instead of UTC, designed by microsoft. However, FAT32 in Raspbian Version of Linux is saving timestamp with UTC time even without


option in the /etc/fstab file.

In particular case, the Raspberry Pi records time that shows a 2 hour lags on Windows, which is the time difference between localtime and UTC.

This is an known bug, and developers are generally not actively fixing the bug, unfortunately.

Methods that doest work…

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[USB] Auto Mounting of Thumb Drive

Hard Coded Method – fstab file

Files to modify:


# device-spec   mount-point     fs-type      options     dump pass
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/mmcblk0p6 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
/dev/mmcblk0p7 / ext4 defaults,noatime 0 1
# a swapfile is not a swap partition, no line here
# use dphys-swapfile swap[on|off] for that
UUID=BCF3-B0C0 /media/pi/TRANSCEND vfat defaults 0 0


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