Help document references dosfslabel, which isn't available

Bug #184639 reported by Jo-Erlend Schinstad on 2008-01-20
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dosfstools (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC tells the user to use dosfslabel, but that isn't available in the repositories, that I can see anyway.

musicman (twferguson) wrote :

Just want to report that I am having the same issue. I think its supposed to be included in the dosfstools package but, according to apt I have the newest version:

****@****:~$ sudo apt-get install dosfstools
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
dosfstools is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
****@****:~$ sudo dosfslabel /dev/sdc1 ubuntu
sudo: dosfslabel: command not found

I think in the mean time I'll reformat my USB flashdrive to ext and it should work . . . . Thats just a pain, though, because I'll have to format it back to fat32 afterwards to use the U3 capability on windows machines :/.

Stefan (sbossb) wrote :

Yea, I have the same problem too. It is really weird.

Onno Benschop (onno-itmaze) wrote :

I looked at the URL supplied, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EeePC and found no references to dosfslabel.

Also, the mkfs.vfat has a -n option which allows you to supply the volume-name.

I don't find any references to dosfslabel in the dosfstools source code and have not found any packages that refer to it - this doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, just that I was unable to locate it.

I'm marking the bug as invalid because the only "current" reference I can find to dosfslabel is for a Fedora v3.0.0-1.fc10.ppc64 version of dosfstools in a google search and that web-page doesn't exist any longer.

If you feel that this bug needs further investigation, please feel free to add further detail and I'll investigate.

Changed in dosfstools:
status: New → Invalid
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