Is it possible to create and format an exFAT partition from Linux?
Yes, there is a project implementing exfat and the related utilities at http://code.google.com/p/exfat/, but be aware that it is in beta stage.
To format a partition, use
As for creating the partition in the first place, this is the same as for any other filesystem. Create a partition in your favourite partition manager. If you have a MBR partition type, set its type to NTFS (that is code
Note, that some distributions only package the fuse module, so you may have to build it yourself.
I found a guide, esp. for ubuntu un doing that:
But, I've never tested that and I don't kow how to port that on other Linux distributions.