The File Allocation Table (FAT) filesystem was originally created for use with MS-DOS (and later pre-NT Microsoft Windows); currently a late version of FAT (FAT32) is used for USB flash disks. It has made its way over to Linux systems and has official support in the Linux kernel.
File systems ---> DOS/FAT/NT Filesystems ---> <*> VFAT (Windows-95) fs support (437) Default codepage for FAT (iso8859-1) Default iocharset for FAT
The sys-fs/dosfstools package is needed for FAT userspace utilities:
emerge --ask sys-fs/dosfstools
It should be possible to mount FAT filesystems with the mount command.
emerge --ask --unmerge sys-fs/dosfstools
- ext4 - The most popular Linux filesystem.
- btrfs - A filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration.
- removable media