Filesystem tools

Here are some static x86 builds of various Linux tools. These should work on any Linux system.

They are perhaps useful for:

  • system repair and recovery from within a highly restricted environment where some libraries are not working (initrd / chroot),
  • working within an embedded system.
  • working with Linux systems that lack these tools for some reason and provide no other facility to get them.
They were statically linked using uClibc, so they're quite small.

In each case the source code is unmodified and widely available on the web, but also available on request from myself if you so desire it.</GPL>

From e2fsprogs version 1.41.12

  • mke2fs Create ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems.
    Use the "-t" switch to select the filesystem type.
  • e2fsck Repair ext[234] filesystems.
  • tune2fs Change various parameters of the ext[234] filesystem.

From dosfstools 3.0.10

  • mkdosfs Create FAT16/32 filesystems.
  • dosfsck Check a FAT16/32 filesystem.

From util-linux-ng 2.17.2

  • fdisk Manipulate a disk partition table. Note that this version of fdisk has a very basic non-curses, non-graphical user interface.