1.5. Storage

1.5.1. exFAT driver

exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a file system introduced by Microsoft in 2006 and optimized for flash memory such as USB flash drives and SD cards.

  • The Linux kernels above version 5.4 natively support exFAT with an old driver.

  • The Linux kernels above version 5.6 natively support exFAT with a new driver.

  • Otherwise you will need this user space driver:

    1sudo apt install -y exfat-fuse exfat-utils
    

1.5.2. CIFS driver

CIFS stands for “Common Internet File System”. CIFS is a particular implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, created by Microsoft.

1sudo apt install -y cifs-utils

1.5.3. Partition editor

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions.

1sudo apt install -y gparted