Monday, 9 February 2015

Ubuntu Tip: GoPro and exFAT

Previously I have described how Ubuntu users can connect to their GoPro cameras over a WiFi network. I also noted that Ubuntu didn't seem to like the 64GB SD cards. Well it seems they are formatted to the exFAT file system. Which means we can fix this problem with one simple command.

All we need to do is open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t and install a few packages with the following command. Enter your password when prompted.

sudo apt-get -y install exfat-utils exfat-fuse

You're Ubuntu PC should now be able to read exFAT formatted SD cards. If it can't read them right away. Try rebooting.