Format partition as FAT32

mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sda1

By: dudko
2011-06-07 11:20:27

What Others Think

I think mkfs.vfat does this by default. On my system that's a symlink to mkdosfs, so I'm not sure if mkdosfs has some magic that makes it default to FAT32 when called as mkfs.vfat, or whether mkdosfs also defaults to FAT32. Anyway, your command forces FAT32, which might be good if mkdosfs normally formats smaller disks as FAT16.
thetrivialstuff · 406 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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