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I have searched around here and with Google, and none of the instructions I have found work with Oneric.

How do install exFAT and mount an exFAT partition in the latest release of Kubuntu?

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You will need the packages exfat-fuse and [exfat-utils] to allow you to read and write on exFAT drives:

For Ubuntu 12.04

Open a terminal ctrl+alt+t and type the following:

  1. To add the correct repository:

    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat
  2. To update your package list:

    sudo apt-get update
  3. To install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils packages:

    sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat exfat-utils

Afterwards you just need to plug in the HDD and you're good to go.

For 13.10 and 12.10, you can install these packages by using third command without any other process.

More on this at this stackoverflow question.

Hope this will help you.

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Update, this works on 12.10 –  lqlarry Jan 25 '13 at 3:59
I required sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat exfat-utils –  bentech Oct 9 '13 at 8:46
on 13.10: sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse –  knb Nov 11 '13 at 16:23

13.10 and later

You will need the exfat-fuse and exfat-utils packages. Install them with:

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils  

Your exFAT formatted drives should now (auto) mount fine.

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for me installing exfat-fuse seemed to be all that was needed? Anyway thanks for the tip (basically, in 13.10, you no longer need the extra ppa stuff, just install this instead [if it doesn't work you may need to enable the universe repository and apt-get update]) –  rogerdpack Jan 6 '14 at 14:43

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