How to install support for several file systems at once in Ubuntu
For all of you Windows users, extending your arsenal of file system support is a challenging task. Luckily, it is rather easy to install support for multiple file systems at once in Ubuntu.
To begin, I recommend installing GParted:
sudo apt-get install gparted
Now open gparted:
sudo gparted or System > Administration > GParted Partition Editor
Now, from the menu you will open, View > File System Support.
You will see a chart with file systems and the various levels of support for them. Unless you have previously installed support for some of these file systems, you will be rather limited as to what you can do with each, as depicted by the chart. The "Required Software" tab on the far right lists the packages that you need to install in order to gain support for each.
Run this command to install support for the listed file systems:
sudo apt-get install e2fsprogs dosfstools mtools hfsutils hfsprogs jfsutils util-linux ntfsprogs reiser4progs reiserfsprogs xfsprogs
That's all there is to it. Let's take a look at the chart after running the previous command:
While it may not be full support for every file system, it definitely increases the support significantly.