dosfstools - utilities for making and checking MS-DOS FAT filesystems

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename dosfstools_3.0.28-2_amd64.deb
Package name dosfstools
Package version 3.0.28
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category otherosfs
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 60.72 KB
Installed size 213.00 KB
The dosfstools package includes the mkfs.fat and fsck.fat utilities, which
respectively make and check MS-DOS FAT filesystems.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dosfstools_3.0.28-2ubuntu0.1_i386.deb 3.0.28 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
dosfstools_3.0.28-2ubuntu0.1_amd64.deb 3.0.28 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
dosfstools_3.0.28-2_i386.deb 3.0.28 i386 Ubuntu Main
dosfstools - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package dosfstools_3.0.28-2_amd64.deb
Source Package dosfstools

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dosfstools deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dosfstools




2015-08-22 - Andreas Bombe <>
dosfstools (3.0.28-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Enable checking of PGP signatures on upstream tarballs in debian/watch
* Notify users about the default mode change for fsck in NEWS file
2015-06-01 - Andreas Bombe <>
dosfstools (3.0.28-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 3.0.28
- interactive repair mode is now the default for fsck.fat, ending
confusion about the previous default mode that looked like interactive
repair but never offered the option at the end to actually modify the
filesystem (Closes: #417639)
- fsck.fat now checks that the first cluster of a file is not 1, thereby
also preventing a possible segfault (Closes: #773885)
- 0xF0 is now allowed to be specified as media type for mkfs.fat
(Closes: #753951)
2014-11-12 - Andreas Bombe <>
dosfstools (3.0.27-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream version 3.0.27
- fixes fatlabel mangling long file names in root directory
(Closes: #768909)
- fixes spurious uncorrectable empty file name error reported by
fsck.fat (thanks to AlexisM for finding the cause)
(Closes: #764992)
* New maintainer
* New upstream, change debian/watch and fields in debian/control and
debian/copyright accordingly
* Remove 0001-LFN-is-no-volume-entry.patch, already fixed in upstream
2014-11-11 - Bernhard R. Link <>
dosfstools (3.0.26-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload
* set Vcs-* to collab-maint
* add 0001-LFN-is-no-volume-entry.patch:
don't overwrite LFN entries with volume entries (Closes: #768909)
2014-10-12 - Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <>
dosfstools (3.0.26-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* QA upload.
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* Added a debian/watch file.
* debian/rules: added the DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS
variable to fix the issues pointed by blhc.
2014-07-25 - Daniel Baumann <>
dosfstools (3.0.26-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Orphaning package.
2014-03-31 - Daniel Baumann <>
dosfstools (3.0.26-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating year in copyright file.
* Building with dh --parallel.
2014-03-07 - Daniel Baumann <>
dosfstools (3.0.26-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Merging upstream version 3.0.26.
2014-01-17 - Daniel Baumann <>
dosfstools (3.0.25-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Merging upstream version 3.0.25.
2013-11-23 - Daniel Baumann <>
dosfstools (3.0.24-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Updating to standards version 3.9.5.
* Merging upstream version 3.0.24.
* Including legacy symlinks.

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