How to enable exFAT in Ubuntu 14.04

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I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I can’t mount my exFAT HDD.

I get the following error:

Unable to access “SeagateHDD” Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/me/SeagateHDD: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/me/SeagateHDD"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: `FUSE exfat 1.0.1 ' stderr: `ERROR: `Operating Systems' has invalid checksum (0x281c != 0x2450). '

I installed exfat-utils and exfat-fuse using apt-get but no luck. I also tried the repository ppa:relan/exfat but I got:

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fuse-exfat : Depends:...
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Hello,

Problem mounting USB or camera on Ubuntu 14.04 Acer C720 chromebook, 64 bit:

Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/user/disk: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,io charset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/user/disk"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

I found a solution, using Disks utility and changing the automount options, it does let me change the mount point to, say what the post says /mnt/Data but it does not let me change the item "Identify as" as it is hown in the post. n off th

When I use turn off the automount and try to mount myself I get

Error mounting system-managed device /dev/sdb1: Command-line `mount "/mnt/pci-0000:00:14.0-usb-0:2:1.0-scsi-0:0:0:0-part1"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'exfat'

I will greatly appreciate if you can help please. Thanks for reading,...

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exFAT is a proprietary and patented file system developed by Microsoft. The “ex” bit stands for “extended”. It isn’t an incredibly common file system. It is sometimes seen in applications where FAT was used in the past. exFAT solves some of the problems that FAT suffered from, namely FAT32’s file size limitation of just 2GB (4GB with large file support).

Enable exFAT suport on Ubuntu

If you’re trying to use a USB thumb drive or other disk formatted with exFAT on Ubuntu, you might see an error message like this. At the end of the message, you should see something along the lines of “exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type ‘exfat’ “. Make sure the error message actually says “exfat” and this isn’t some actually other file system causing problems.

Alright! One quick line of code in the terminal and a quick restart is gonna get you a whole bunch of exFAT goodness!

Open a terminal and use apt-get to install exfat-utils (don’t forget sudo!):

sudo...
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How to enable exFAT support in Ubuntu and Linux Mint, Linux supports many file systems, but exFAT is a proprietary file system developed by Microsoft, and implementing it requires accepting a very restrictive license from Microsoft. However, there is a FUSE implementation of exFAT for linux.

Ubuntu and Linux Mint repository does not come with any package that supports exFAT. To enable access to exFAT, we need to install from a third-party PPA. I will show you how to mount a exFAT partition in Ubuntu and Linux Mint in this article.

Add the PPA to your sources list by running

Install the fuse-exfat and the exfat-utils packages:

To install exfat on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, you don’t need to add any extra PPA to your sources list. You only need exfat-utils package

For exfat be able to run on Ubuntu and Linux Mint, FUSE (filesystem in userspace) have to be enabled in the linux kernel. Older ubuntu kernels may not included FUSE and you have to...

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On this page you will learn how to secure Ubuntu by setting up a powerful Firewall to protect your files from hackers and spammers.
[mwm-aal-display] Ubuntu is already a very safe operating system. It already includes its own firewall, known as ufw – short for “uncomplicated firewall.”
Ufw is an easier-to-use frontend for the standard Linux iptables commands. You can even control ufw from a graphical interface.

Ubuntu’s firewall is designed as an easy way to perform basic firewall tasks without relying on iptables(my favorite). It doesn’t offer all the power of the standard iptables commands, but it is much easier to setup even for a complete beginner.

As we noted above, the firewall is disabled by default. To enable the firewall Ubuntu 14.04, run the following command from a terminal:

sudo ufw enable

Configure Ubuntu Firewall Rules

Let’s say you want to allow SSH traffic on port 22. To do so, you can run one of several commands:

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Want to play DVDs on your Ubuntu Desktop? Well, Ubuntu can’t play DVDs out of the box for a whole tangle of legal reasons. But you can follow this tutorial to enable DVD playback in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

1. Buy Fluendo DVD Player:

Fluendo DVD Player is a software application specially designed to reproduce DVD on Linux/Unix platforms, which provides end users with high quality standards.

The following features are provided:

Full DVD Playback DVD Menu support Fullscreen support Dolby Digital pass-through Dolby Digital 5.1 output and stereo downmixing support Resume from last position support Subtitle support Audio selection support Multiple Angles support Support for encrypted discs Multiregion, works in all regions Multiple video deinterlacing algorithms

The Ubuntu Software Center sells Fluendo DVD Player for $24.95:

2. Enable DVD Playback in Ubuntu:

Don’t want to pay? Thanks to the open-source software...

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To install exfat-fusejust follow these instructions.

Check that you have the correct repository enabled

First, check that the universe repository is enabled by inspecting '/etc/apt/sources.list' with your favourite editor.

You will need to use sudo to ensure that you have permissions to edit the file.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

If universe is not included then modify the file so that it does.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main universe

After any changes you should run this command to update your system.

sudo apt-get update

You can now install the package like this.

Which will installexfat-fuseand any other packages on which it...

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I have read through a number of questions related to ExFAT and for 12.04 they recommend:

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

However I run into problems at the first step with:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat You are about to add the following PPA to your system: tag:launchpad.net:2008:redacted More info: https://launchpad.net/~relan/+archive/ubuntu/exfat Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpwpgBPE/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpwpgBPE/pubring.gpg' created gpg: "tag:launchpad.net:2008:redacted" not a key ID: skipping recv failed

I assume that add-apt-repository and apt-add-repository are equivalent, certainly they result in the same error message.

When I then do:

sudo apt-get update ... SNIP ... Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified...
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exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a proprietary file system designed especially for flash drives developed by Microsoft, which has applied for patent protection. It is supported in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 with update KB955704, Windows Embedded CE 6.0, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (except Windows Server 2008 Server Core), Mac OS X Snow Leopard starting from 10.6.5,[6] and Mac OS X Lion.

exFAT can be used where the NTFS file system is not a feasible solution, due to data structure overhead, or where the file size limit of the standard FAT32 file system (without FAT+ extension) is unacceptable.

via: Wikipedia
The exFAT file system is not supported natively on Linux because it is developed by Microsoft and it comes with restrictive license which doesn't allow open-source operating system to implement it natively.


Installation of ExFat process, open Terminal and enter...
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A little note first: This is the most basic way to enable mod_rewrite. However, it’s not the best way. The more correct way would be to setup a vhost and change its config, but unless you are a professional and know exactly what you do this thing will do the job perfectly.

Please note that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS comes with Apache 2.4, while Ubuntu 12.04 LTS came with Apache 2.2. This new version introduced different default config filenames and in general some differences.

Activate the mod_rewrite module with

sudo a2enmod rewrite

and restart the apache

sudo service apache2 restart

To use mod_rewrite from within .htaccess files (which is a very common use case), edit the default VirtualHost with

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Search for “DocumentRoot /var/www/html” and add the following lines directly below:

AllowOverride All

Save and exit the nano editor via CTRL-X, “y” and ENTER.

Restart the server again:

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Swap is very useful for that system which required more RAM that physical available. If memory is full and system required more RAM to run applications properly it check for swap space and transfer files there. In general terms swap is a part of hard disk used as RAM on system.

I have a virtual machine running which don’t have swap on it. Many times services got crashed due to insufficient memory. In this situation creation of Swap file is better to keep them up. This article will help you to create swap file on Linux system after installation.

Check System Swap – Before working make sure that system has already swap enabled. If there are no swap, you will get output header only. $ sudo swapon -s Create Swap File – Lets create a file to use for swap in system of required size. Before making file make sure you have enough free space on disk. Generally its recommends that swap should be equal to double of installed physical memory.

I have 2GB memory in my system. So...

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Linux (or Ubuntu, in particular) comes with support for many file systems. If you plug in your USB drive, chances are your Linux system will recognize it immediately and mount it in your file manager. However, if your external hard disk is in the exFAT format, your system won’t be able to detect it since it doesn’t support it natively. Here is how you can access, with read and write permission, to an exFAT file system in Ubuntu.

The Ubuntu repository does not come with any package that supports exFAT. To enable access to exFAT, we need to install from a third-party PPA.

In your terminal,

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

Once you have installed the exfat-utils packages, whenever you plug in your exFAT external drive. It will be detected by the system and automount. It comes with read/write access so you can copy to and paste from the drive.

In the event that your system doesn’t...

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I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't mount my exFAT HDD.

I get the following error:

Unable to access “SeagateHDD” Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/me/SeagateHDD: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,namecase=0,errors=remount-ro,umask=0077" "/dev/sdb1" "/media/me/SeagateHDD"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: stdout: `FUSE exfat 1.0.1 ' stderr: `ERROR: `Operating Systems' has invalid checksum (0x281c != 0x2450). '

I installed exfat-utils and exfat-fuse using apt-get but no luck. I also tried the repository ppa:relan/exfat but I got:

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: fuse-exfat : Depends:...
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Today’s modern filesystems were built with spinning-disk hard drives in mind. This is true for Linux’s Ext2/3/4 Windows’ NTFS and server filesystems like XFS and ZFS. And of course so was the original FAT though it wasn’t so much optimised more simply being one of the first filesystems designed to address magnetic media.

However it’s the simplicity of FAT that makes it attractive for the new generation of storage mediums based on flash memory. Usually flash memory devices (think SD/memory cards and USB keys) don’t have the fastest interfaces to the computer and any overhead a filesystem introduces simply slows it down. And because flash storage devices don’t often approach the volume of spinning-disk drives you don’t need advanced filesystems to handle them.

FAT has its limitations of course which is why Microsoft’s extended FAT32 is the de-facto for flash storage providing the ability to address up to 2TB using traditional 512-byte sectors while maintaining the...

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(solution in last post)

Hello,
I'm having trouble mounting an external HDD on a raspberry pi running raspbian (yes I know this is an ubuntu forum). I'm connecting to the RPi by ssh from my ubuntu machine and thus can only make changes via command line.

From 'sudo fdisk -l' the HDD has the following filesystem:

Code:

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 1953521663 976759808 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT In '/etc/fstab' I have set the disk as following:

Code:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/ehdd ntfs defaults 0 0 Doing 'sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/ehdd' gives:

Code:

mount: warning: /mnt/ehdd seems to be mounted read-only. I've found a similar post on here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1946755) which mentioned journalling being a problem. In my case the HDD was originally formatted as NTFS by win7 (iirc), I use this HDD on another system and it's automatically mounted correctly and has been...
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My partition setup is:

[Win7] [Ubuntu] [extended [logical partition]] (in that exact order)

The bootloader installed in the MBR is a non-standard one that allows you to chainload a secondary bootloader on another partition. I use the this option alternatively boot Ubuntu via GRUB installed on /dev/sda1. This setup has always worked for me, but after upgrading my hard drive, I can't seem to restore GRUB to a working state. I upgraded by restoring recent backup images to the drive (this has worked for me in the past)

But, this time, I just get:

Error: no such partition. Grub rescue>

I can boot the Ubuntu installation with this at the rescue prompt:

set root=(hd0,1) set prefix=(hd0,1)/boot/grub insmod normal normal

But it's pretty silly to type that in every time.

This is my disk layout according to fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units =...
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Hi bcbc, thanks for your help.

These are the results of the bootinfoscript:

Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011

============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

=> Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sdc.
=> Grub2 (v1.99) is installed in the MBR of /dev/mapper/isw_dffiejdfai_ARRAY1
and looks at sector 1 of the same hard drive for core.img. core.img is at
this location and looks in partition 5 for /boot/grub.

sdc1: __________________________________________________ ________________________

File system: vfat
Boot sector type: SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18
Boot sector info: Syslinux looks at sector 2112440 of /dev/sdc1 for its
second stage. SYSLINUX is installed in the directory.
The integrity check of the ADV area failed. No errors
found in the Boot Parameter Block.
Operating System:
Boot files: /boot/grub/grub.cfg...

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My computer came with Windows 8 pre-installed so I shrunk the Windows partition to make room for Ubuntu. That it how it worked for the last year. After the second reboot in Windows 10 upgrade the computer did not boot any more. GRUB only displayed a grub rescue command prompt. I found out later that the problem occurred because Windows somehow changed the partition scheme. The boot partition (containing normal GRUB data) was no longer where GRUB expected it. I don't know how and why this happened.

The first thing that you can do in the rescue mode is to see the partitions with the ls command. Mine were:

(hd0,gpt1), (hd0,gpt2), etc.

Try to find out which partition is your boot partition. There is no Tab completion, you have to type it out completely. I tried the following commands until I found the right partition:

ls (hd0,gpt1)/ ls (hd0,gpt1)/boot ls (hd0,gpt2)/

etc.

Then type set in the same prompt. It will display where GRUB looks for its files. In...

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You could use gparted as told in the previous post to see all the partitions including swap on your system. gparted comes along with the LiveCD but you'll need to install it if you're not using the LiveCD. The command to do that is

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gparted

Alternatively, you could also use sudo fdisk -l from the terminal to take a look at all the partitions.

nits@nits-excalibur:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x27edc0d3 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 206848 188743679 94268416 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda3 224569342 976771071 376100865 5 Extended /dev/sda4 188743680 224567295 17911808 83...
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