Friday, March 23, 2012

Auto-mount exFAT devices in Ubuntu

exFAT is natively supported by OSX and Windows (even XP!) the only thing was to make it work with Ubuntu. So here we go:

Execute these commands one by one
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat

Now we are able to manualy mount exFAT-formatted drives. To automate it we have to install couple more things:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install ncurses-dev
sudo apt-get install util-linux

Everything should be working nicely now

Troubleshooting:
If repository cannot be added:
sudo -E add-apt-repository ppa:relan/exfat
If install failed, because of fuse-utils:
sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils