Mount exfat partitions on Ubuntu / POP OS 16.04, 18.04 LTS, 19.10

Ubuntu isn’t bundled with exFAT read/write support out of the box, scouring the internet revealed we needed to install two packages.

exfat-fuse exfat-utils

This threw a very ugly error

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package exfat-utils is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Unable to locate package exfat-fuse
E: Package 'exfat-utils' has no installation candidate

Turns out GAD3R, from StackExchange, had the answer: Source

You need to add the universe repo to your OS

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) universe"

On Ubuntu and POP OS 18.04LTS and up, issue the following:

sudo add-apt-repository universe

Now update and run the following commands to install the fuse packages:

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

That’s it, you should now be able to mount exfat partitions to Ubuntu / POP OS 16.04, 18.04 LTS and 19.10