fat32 question

Tomoaki AOKI junchoon at dec.sakura.ne.jp
Sun Sep 20 10:07:07 UTC 2015

According to "Real Hardware Gotchas" section in [1], FAT32 fs creation
of FreeBSD seems to have some problems.

Try formatting by the hardware you're going to transfer files from
FreeBSD, if available. Once formatted by other OS, read/write/delete
files in FAT32 formatted media would be OK with FreeBSD.

If not, and if the file you want to transfer is small enough, partition
the media and use FAT16. (The safest maximum is 32MB, but maybe under
2GB would be OK.)

[1] https://wiki.freebsd.org/UEFI

On Sun, 20 Sep 2015 06:55:19 +0200
Zoran Kolic <zkolic at sbb.rs> wrote:

> I have a device to which I'd like to connect otg cable
> and insert 16gb usb stick. Tried "newfs_msdos -F32 /dev/da0".
> Mounted, copied files. The device does not see the file
> system at all.
> Any idea what to do further? Another option might be extfs.
> Best regards
>                               Zoran
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