initialize msdosfs on memory stick?
vagabond at blackfoot.net
Fri Sep 13 02:39:04 UTC 2013
On 09/12/13 17:52, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Gary Aitken wrote:
>> I can't seem to find how to do this in the handbook or man pages. I
>> need to initialize a usb memory stick with an msdos file system. Is
>> it possible, or do I have to find a windoze system?
> Sure, it's possible. For maximum compatibility, I'd suggest creating
> an MBR layout on it. Some devices expect that. Assuming it is da0
> (make sure) and that everything on it has been backed up...
> # gpart destroy -F da0
> # gpart create -s mbr da0
> # gpart add -t \!12 da0
> # newfs_msdos -F32 /dev/da0s1
That worked, thanks.
Where is the magic file type !12 described?
I don't see it as one of the possibilities in man gpart.
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