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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 14.04 and higher:

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils

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

  • Update, this works on 12.10 – lqlarry Jan 25 '13 at 3:59
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    I required sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat exfat-utils – bentech Oct 9 '13 at 8:46
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    on 13.10: sudo apt-get install exfat-utils exfat-fuse – knb Nov 11 '13 at 16:23
  • On 12.10, after adding the relan/exfat repository and updating, I had to only install fuse-exfat (this will automatically select fuse-utils as dependency). If you install exfat-utils it automatically installs exfat-fuse, which then prevents the installation of fuse-exfat (due to potential overwrite conflict). – ADTC Aug 29 '16 at 3:28
  • Also to note that when I tried to install fuse-exfat without adding the repository, it was not found. Therefore "For 12.10, you can install these packages by using third command without any other process" was not true for me. – ADTC Aug 29 '16 at 3:32
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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.

  • 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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    exfat-fuse will download exfat-utils as dependency. <br/> If you just write sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse it will download both the packages. – murarisumit Jul 19 '15 at 4:53

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