When I insert a USB stick or camera flash card I get the following error:
unknown filesystem type 'exfat'
Is there a simple way to add exFAT support to Ubuntu without kernel patching?
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Adding additional ppas is no longer required. Also, it seems
fuse-exfat is no longer installable. The package to install is now named
exfat-fuse and is available by default (universe repository). The package
exfat-utils will also add the usual filesystem management tools including this package. Also thanks to this answer
sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils
A more detailed, step-to-step description on how to use the PPA pointed to by StalkerNOVA can be found on stackoverflow, copied here for the sake of completeness:
Do only once:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat
sudo mkdir /media/exfat
Everytime you want to access sdxc the card/exfat filesystem:
sudo mount -t exfat /dev/sdc1 /media/exfatOn some devices, cameras, for locked sdxc cards etc you might want to mount the filesystem read only, just add
-o roto the mount command line:
sudo mount -t exfat -o ro /dev/sdc1 /media/exfat
sudo umount /media/exfat
sdc1 in the step-by-step above refers to the linux device where your card/exfat filesystem resides on. If this changes (usb card readers, cameras) or you simply don't know which one it could be either use the menu system
Disk Util and usually you will find your camera or card reader in the list on the left hand side. Or - as a quick shortcut - use
cat /proc/partitions on a terminal command line. The latter is only useful if you know all the other unchanging device names on your system and thus can quickly identify the one added one.
Google showed the answer... https://launchpad.net/~relan/+archive/exfat