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Create and populate FAT32 filesystem without mounting it

Create and populate FAT32 filesystem without mounting it Is there a way to create a FAT32 filesystem containing a set of files, without needing to mount it or have root access? I am developing a software application for an old operating system as a hobby, and as part of the build process I would like …

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File order on FAT/FAT32/VFAT file systems

File order on FAT/FAT32/VFAT file systems I have several audio devices (car radio, portable radio, MP3 player) that take SD cards and USB sticks with a FAT file system on it. Because these devices have limited intelligence they do not sort filenames on the FAT FS by name but merely play them in the order …

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failed to mount fat filesystem: codepage cp437 not found

failed to mount fat filesystem: codepage cp437 not found I am experiencing the same problem described here: Fail to boot: Codepage not found. My error is: FAT-fs (sdx1): codepage cp437 not found My fstab mount command for the device is: LABEL=ESP /boot vfat rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro 0 2 The above is automatically generated by a script and …

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create a corrupted FAT file system

create a corrupted FAT file system I have an application which will search for a corrupted FAT file system and repair it. For testing the application I will need a corrupted file system. What is a good and reproducible way for corrupting a FAT file system? Creating bad sectors for example. Asked By: arash javan …

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Can I install GNU/Linux on a FAT drive?

Can I install GNU/Linux on a FAT drive? Out of curiosity, is this possible nowadays? I remember some old Slackware versions did support FAT root partition but I am not sure if this is possible with modern kernels and if there are any distros offering such an option. I am interested in pure DOS FAT …

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dpkg replacing files on a FAT filesystem

dpkg replacing files on a FAT filesystem When you upgrade or reinstall a package with dpkg (and ultimately anything that uses it, like apt-get etc) it backs up the existing files by creating a hard link to the file before replacing it. That way if the unpack fails it can easily put back the existing …

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How can I change the volume name of a FAT32 filesystem?

How can I change the volume name of a FAT32 filesystem? How can I change the volume name of a FAT32 filesystem?  I know I can set the volume name when I format the partition with the -n option of mkfs.vfat.  But how to just change the name without formatting? I especially want to be able to …

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Linux, fat32 and etc/fstab

Linux, fat32 and etc/fstab I mounted a FAT32 drive onto my Linux computer using the following terminal command: > sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/exampleFolderName -o dmask=000, fmask=111 I did this so I could share / edit the files over a network connection. Unfortunately Linux doesn’t support per file permissions in FAT32 format, so this sets the …

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Change file creation time on a FAT filesystem

Change file creation time on a FAT filesystem I need a way to change the creation time of a file on a mounted FAT32 volume. I have to do that because my MP3 player will only read files sorted by this creation time. If I can find a way to set the file creation time …

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Mount USB (FAT) in Gentoo

Mount USB (FAT) in Gentoo Can somebody show me how to make Gentoo mount my USB? This is what I got when trying mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog – try …

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