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#1 2006-04-24 14:37:11

kozaki
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[SOLVED] Where is mkfs.vfat ?

Today I'm building a system on a oooold Celeron for coming from windows friend of mine.
Following his instructions, I need to make a "Data" partition that can be rw from both his old win98 and his new Arch Linux OSes

I want to launch mkfs.vfat as I did before but there's no mkfs.vfat available in every repos (same with qpkg and in AUR). This is annoying as one may need such a tool for his USB storage devices.
So the point is : howto make a fat32 partition from Arch ?


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#2 2006-04-24 14:57:10

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Re: [SOLVED] Where is mkfs.vfat ?

It's provided by dosfstools.

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#3 2006-04-24 15:09:07

kozaki
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is mkfs.vfat ?

Thank you very much for your quick reply tomk smile

Is that me that used pacman / AUR / qpkg wrong, or is mkfs.vfat not repertoried on those 3 tools ?


Seeded last month: Arch 50 gig, derivatives 1 gig
Desktop @3.3GHz 8 gig RAM, linux-ck
laptop #1 Atom 2 gig RAM, Arch linux stock i686 (6H w/ 6yrs old battery smile) #2: ARM Tegra K1, 4 gig RAM, ChrOS
Atom Z520 2 gig RAM, OMV (Debian 7) kernel 3.16 bpo on SDHC | PGP Key: 0xFF0157D9

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#4 2006-04-24 15:29:45

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Re: [SOLVED] Where is mkfs.vfat ?

Couldn't tell you. I just did

pacman -Qo /sbin/mkfs.vfat

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#5 2006-04-24 15:36:14

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Re: [SOLVED] Where is mkfs.vfat ?

It's in the official Arch repo, you probably made a typo somehow somewhere.


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#6 2006-04-24 16:36:19

kozaki
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Re: [SOLVED] Where is mkfs.vfat ?

Well, when one knows the name of the package that'll give him the tool he wants, that's much easier for sure...

I didn't think about dosfstools, instead i used pacman, AUR (with the "/" tweak) & qpkg -f about (v)fat and mkfs(.vfat) wink


Seeded last month: Arch 50 gig, derivatives 1 gig
Desktop @3.3GHz 8 gig RAM, linux-ck
laptop #1 Atom 2 gig RAM, Arch linux stock i686 (6H w/ 6yrs old battery smile) #2: ARM Tegra K1, 4 gig RAM, ChrOS
Atom Z520 2 gig RAM, OMV (Debian 7) kernel 3.16 bpo on SDHC | PGP Key: 0xFF0157D9

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