Quick Tip: Use Camera SD Card in NVIDIA Jetson Development Kit

In this quick tip, we install a package so that we can read SD Cards that are formatted for cameras and Windows machines. Looky here:

When you insert a SD Card in to a Jetson Development Kit, a Dialog appears that says that the file directory type is not known, and that the card can not be read. There is some hint that the card format exFAT is not understood. Fortunately, it’s easy to add a file system in user space so that the SD card may be used. Install the exFAT package:

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

Once the package is installed, the SD Card should be accessible.

This technique currently works with the Jetson TX2, Jetson TX1, and Jetson TK1 running Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 (L4T version up to and including L4T 28.1).

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