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    Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    I just reformat my thumb drive from fat to exfat and now ubuntu doesnt detect it.

    is there an issue with exfat on linux?

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    hmmm, yeah/ gparted sees it as unknown...


    anyway to get it working?

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Have a look at this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=919423

    especially post #2. There is no support for fatx in the stock kernel, you will have to modify the kernel to be able to access fatx.

    Jim

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    Have a look at this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=919423

    especially post #2. There is no support for fatx in the stock kernel, you will have to modify the kernel to be able to access fatx.

    Jim

    Not FATx !! It's exFAT. Is there already support for exFAT?

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    Arrow Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Linux is in trouble if there is no exFAT support.

    All SDXC cards of 2009 use the exFAT file system.

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    hmm.. is this a new way for MS to put the killing blow to linux? knowing that more and more drives are just getting bigger in disk space??

    will linux have support for this anytime soon?

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Maybe 9.xx should have support. I dont see why this wont happen in the future. Not like its a licensing issue

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Why is no exFat support a "killing blow to linux" ??? Ext4 is a superior and open file system. We don't need exFat.

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Well there's a bug report on it

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/315710

    But there doesn't seem to be a driver currently, found one mention of someone working on a read only driver for exfat (aka fat64).

    http://groups.google.com/group/linux...512fc?lnk=raot

    I don't see how linux is in trouble, good read+write ntfs support is actually a fairly recent thing, I remember when I started using Linux about a year ago ntfs-3g wasn't considered stable. Just format your usb sticks back to fat32 and don't use fat64 until a driver comes out.
    "You can't expect to hold supreme executive power just because some watery tart lobbed a sword at you"

    "Don't let your mind wander -- it's too little to be let out alone."

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    Re: Ubuntu Can't Read exFAT?

    Quote Originally Posted by adder1972 View Post
    Why is no exFat support a "killing blow to linux" ??? Ext4 is a superior and open file system. We don't need exFat.
    I'm not going to say it's a killing blow to Linux, but it certainly would be annoying if we didn't get Linux support for it in the near future (as in the next year or two, if not long before). Why? Because SDXC cards (those that have just arrived to supplement SDHC) are catering to exFat, and that means that most portable devices are probably only going to support that file system—therefore, if we don't have Linux support, we can't use those devices without hacking them somehow.

    Well, it's possible some will still support FAT32, but I doubt they all will. I'm sure with that kind of memory (up to 2TB), they'll come up with new kinds of devices to use it, and flaunt the cards on video cameras.

    What are your thoughts?

    Do you know of any portable media players that allow for an ext2 file system or such? That would certainly be nice. I wish the Cowon D2 did (that and have support for the Speex audio codec).
    Last edited by kumoshk; June 11th, 2009 at 11:23 AM.

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