This directory contains mtools. Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from GNU and Unix without mounting them. It supports Win'95 style long file names, OS/2 Xdf disks and 2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk). In addition to file access, it supports many FAT-specific features: volume labels, FAT-specific file attributes (hidden, system, ...), "bad block" map maintenance, access to remote floppy drives, Iomega ZIP disk protection, "secure" erase, display of file's on-disk layout, etc.
Mtools' configurator file is stored in
Table of Contents
- Mailing list
- Frequently asked questions
- Third-party software
- mtools-4.0.18-1.i386.rpm (made with Fedora 9)
- mtools-4.0.18-1.x86_64.rpm (made with Fedora 9)
- mtools_4.0.18_i386.deb (made with Kubuntu 9.04)
- floppyd_4.0.18_i386.deb (made with Kubuntu 9.04)
- mtools_4.0.18_amd64.deb (made with Kubuntu 9.04)
- floppyd_4.0.18_amd64.deb (made with Kubuntu 9.04)
- Spec file for generating an mtools RPM (4.0.18)
- How mtools (>= 3.9.9) calculates FAT size
There is an mtools mailing list at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please send all bug reports to this list. Note: You must be subscribed to the list in order to be able to send comments.
To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an
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relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the
mtools list, you would send mail
Or you can use
list web interface.
Announcements of new mtools versions will also be sent to the list. There also exists an archive of the mailing list.
Frequently asked questions
Please see the dedicated page.
Graphical front end
MtoolsFM has the basic functionality of a file-manager. It makes use of mtools to allow an easy GUI access to dos-floppies without mounting.
This release includes mmd / mrd support (make / remove directory), progress bars, an improved user interface, autoconf / automake support and lots of bug fixes.
SCSI access for Solaris
PPSD is a driver for Solaris that handles embedded SCSI-2 and CCS-compatible SCSI direct access drives, a.k.a. hard disks, CD-ROM, WORM and MO drives. Unlike the default sd(7d) driver, it is able to access disks that don't have a SunOS/Solaris "disklabel". Hence, with this driver you no longer need to set the scsi flag in mtools.conf, and you no longer need to install mtools setuid-root.wien ass de