Linux and vfat: mtools

When it’s not enough to just read and write files on a VFAT file system there’s a good change mtools can help. The only problem is that mtools work with drive letters. To assign a letter to your device you need to edit /etc/mtools.conf. This is the line I use to access the VFAT partition on my USB stick:

drive d: file="/dev/sdb1"

After this I can use mlabel to set the label of the partition:

mlabel d:MyLabel

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