Creates an MS-DOS filesystem inside a partition - mkfs.vfat

Creates an MS-DOS filesystem inside a partition. More information: mkfs.vfat - manned.org.

  • Create a vfat filesystem inside partition 1 on device b (sdb1):

mkfs.vfat {{/dev/sdb1}}

  • Create filesystem with a volume-name:

mkfs.vfat -n {{volume_name}} {{/dev/sdb1}}

  • Create filesystem with a volume-id:

mkfs.vfat -i {{volume_id}} {{/dev/sdb1}}

  • Use 5 instead of 2 file allocation tables:

mkfs.vfat -f 5 {{/dev/sdb1}}