MSDOSFS(5) MidnightBSD File Formats Manual MSDOSFS(5)

NAME

msdosfs — MS-DOS file system

SYNOPSIS

options MSDOSFS

DESCRIPTION

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

The most common usage follows:

mount_msdosfs /dev/ad0sN /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/ad0sN

/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.

SEE ALSO

mount(2), unmount(2), mount(8), mount_msdosfs(8), umount(8)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Tom Rhodes 〈trhodes@FreeBSD.org〉.

MidnightBSD 0.3 December 26, 2002 MidnightBSD 0.3