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Razza

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Debian mkfs.dos missing
« on: 19 July 2011, 02:58:08 pm »

Complete newbie here! ;D

I have been following the instructions to update/change to Debian here >> http://code.google.com/p/dreamplug/downloads/list

I got as far as booting from the USB stick and formatting the internal SD card. I try to use the command "mkfs.msdos /dev/sda1" but it seems to be missing?

I can't see that I have missed any steps, any advise?
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NewITMalcolm

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Re: Debian mkfs.dos missing
« Reply #1 on: 19 July 2011, 03:02:59 pm »

Hi Razza,

try this,

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mkdosfs  /dev/sda1
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Razza

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Re: Debian mkfs.dos missing
« Reply #2 on: 19 July 2011, 03:22:13 pm »

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sheevaplug-debian:/home# mkdosfs  /dev/sda1
-bash: mkdosfs: command not found

The instructions talk about a .tar.gz file, but the site actually gives you two .zip files. I assumed 'Archive Manager' would have stitched those together before extraction.
If this is not the case, maybe mkfs.msdos is in the second .zip?
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loomchild

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Re: Debian mkfs.dos missing
« Reply #3 on: 02 August 2011, 12:09:18 pm »

Same issue here, no mkfs.msdos or mkdosfs on debian image supplied by Globalscale. I will try installing debian from ubuntu USB tonight, this image seems to be more complete.

Thanks in advance.
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piratebab

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Re: Debian mkfs.dos missing
« Reply #4 on: 04 August 2011, 05:48:26 pm »

To merge the 2 zip files, use lxsplit, and then unzip.
The documentation from globalscale is not up not date ...
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IvanSanchez

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Re: Debian mkfs.dos missing
« Reply #5 on: 05 August 2011, 12:41:07 am »

I try to use the command "mkfs.msdos /dev/sda1" but it seems to be missing?

apt-get install dosfstools

:-)
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