MSDOSFS(5) FreeBSD File Formats Manual MSDOSFS(5)


msdosfsMS-DOS file system


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The msdosfs driver will permit the FreeBSD kernel to read and write MS-DOS based file systems.

The most common usage follows:

mount -t msdosfs /dev/ada0sN /mnt

where N is the partition number and /mnt is a mount point. Some users tend to create a /dos directory for msdosfs mount points. This helps to keep better track of the file system, and make it more easily accessible.

It is possible to define an entry in /etc/fstab that looks similar to:

/dev/ada0sN  /dos msdosfs  rw 0 0

This will mount an MS-DOS based partition at the /dos mount point during system boot. Using /mnt as a permanent mount point is not advised as its intention has always been to be a temporary mount point for floppy and ZIP disks. See hier(7) for more information on FreeBSD directory layout.


This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes <trhodes@FreeBSD.org>.
October 1, 2013 FreeBSD