I have read through a number of questions related to ExFAT and for 12.04 they recommend:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat exfat-utils
However I run into problems at the first step with:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat You are about to add the following PPA to your system: tag:launchpad.net:2008:redacted More info: https://launchpad.net/~relan/+archive/ubuntu/exfat Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpwpgBPE/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpwpgBPE/pubring.gpg' created gpg: "tag:launchpad.net:2008:redacted" not a key ID: skipping recv failed
I assume that add-apt-repository and apt-add-repository are equivalent, certainly they result in the same error message.
When I then do:
sudo apt-get update ... SNIP ... Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 4DF9B28CA252A784
apt-cache search exfat fuse-exfat - This driver is the first free exFAT file exfat-utils - A set of utilities for creating, checking, dumping and labelling
sudo apt-get install fuse-exfat Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: fuse-exfat 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 26.2 kB of archives. After this operation, 98.3 kB of additional disk space will be used. WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! fuse-exfat Install these packages without verification [y/N]?
I would rather not install without verification :) So how do I resolve it?
Many Thanks in Advance!
-- Update -- The ppa author responded to an email I sent him:
I've abandoned the PPA because the packages are now available in the universe repository, thanks to Debian.
You should enable backports: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports
And then install exfat-fuse package: http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise-backports/exfat-fuse