Mount ExFAT in LINUX
Why exFAT is not available on LINUX ?
The exFAT file system is patented by the Microsoft Corporation and hence making it a part of the LINUX OS will make it a patent infringement act. Thus, LINUX does not include the exFAT in its kernel.
|exFAT Warning in Ubuntu|
Then what should I do ?
Fortunately though, there is a fuse driver for the exFAT file system. It allows us to mount and use the exFAT file systems.
How to install the Fuse Driver :
Ubuntu / Mint :
In Ubuntu / Mint, you have to add a PPA and then install it.
In ubuntu, open the terminal and type the following :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update Ok, here is the problem . In Ubuntu, I use the following command to install it successfully. But in Linux Mint 13, it seems the package name is different. Use this : sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse If the above doesn't work , then use this : sudo apt-get install fuse-exfatNow you will have the exFAT driver installed in your LINUX. Reboot your system and use your exFAT drive like every other drives.
VIew the home page of exFAT project for other LINUX distributions
Phew. These patents really get onto our nerves. They dont even allow us to freely use a lousy device that does not use a widely accepted and usable file system . But thanks to Andrew Nayenko , this problem has been solved.
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