25 Feb

Ubuntu error while mount Ext-Fat Hard drive

If you recive this message  “mount: unknown filesystem type exfat ” while mounting an external disk you need to install some software because  the exfat filesystem is not installed in Ubuntu by default. You have to know taht the exFAT FS is a proprietary and patented by Microsoft.

The command can change based on Linux Version but for ubuntu 16.04 is this:

sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils