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Old 03-04-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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Question Format a vfat partition with Linux... possible?

I've been trying to find a utility or method for formatting a partition as vfat from within linux. I don't have a dos or windows system on this box, but /dev/hda7 is type 0C, vfat, and I'd love to be able to run a command from within my slack linux environ and get it formatted. I've seen mention of mkfs.vfat but that doesn't seem to exist...

any ideas?

Old 03-04-2004, 12:49 AM   #2
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mkfs.vfat should be on your system .
Try looking in /sbin
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mkfs.vfat is the way to go. You've got to be root and you might have to use
if not, there's got to be a package that installs the tool.


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