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Using exfat filesystems

Having recently dist-upgraded to Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, I was kind of hoping for the system to be able to read the SDXC card from my Nikon camera. It’s a 64GB SD card with the filesystem exfat. Exfat is an M$ proprietary filesystem intended to replace FAT32 (vfat), and unfortunately Linux is still unable to read this filesystem (kernel 3.2.0-26). Doing some googling I found this link.

The solution to the problem is simple:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat


I still haven’t tried writing anything with this driver. I just want to be able to copy the images from my and the driver works well for this.

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