initialize msdosfs on memory stick?
vagabond at blackfoot.net
Fri Sep 13 04:56:54 UTC 2013
On 09/12/13 20:58, Warren Block wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Sep 2013, Gary Aitken wrote:
>> 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.
> It's one of the many MS-DOS FAT variations:
Not fair, that makes it really magic ;-)
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