Ubuntu 20.04 - Add Exfat Support
exFAT support was added in version 1.2.0 of GParted. Ubuntu 20.04 that I'm running right now only has Gparted 1.0. For now, I have to manually create the exfat USB sticks from the command line. However, first, I need to install the exfat-utils package in order to be able to do this:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install exfat-utils -y
Now I can create my exfat partition on my USB stick:
sudo mkfs -t exfat /dev/sd[x]1
[x] with your drive letter.
- Reddit - [Arch] How do I format an external hdd as exFat?
- Ask Ubuntu - Why is exfat greyed out in gparted?
- Ask Ubuntu - Why is it that I am unable to format my pendrive in exfat using gparted?
First published: 25th August 2021