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Old 11-03-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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mkfs.msdos command not found


I am using arch linux

I am trying to format a partition as

mkfs.msdos -F 16 /dev/sdb1

but it says command not found

I also tried

mkfs -t msdos -F 16 /dev/sdb1

this also says mkfs.msdos not found.

How to do it.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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mkfs.msdos is part of the
dosfstools
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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Same here.....

Found this:
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=59112
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:22 AM   #4
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Arch has a good wiki and fora - if you plan to use Arch I suggest you get used to reading them.
Install the dosfstools package.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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A faster way to find something like this:

pacman -Sl|grep dos

faster even than Google......
 
Old 11-04-2009, 01:50 AM   #6
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Thank you for the solution
 
  


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