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Old 11-29-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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How Do I Format A Floppy?


I'm using Slackware 10.0
 
Old 11-29-2004, 07:33 PM   #2
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fdisk /dev/fd0


I think (?)
 
Old 11-29-2004, 09:01 PM   #3
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depends if you want a dos or ext2 floppy. if you have gnome or kde installed use the floppy format prog. search for it in the menus or try

mkdosfs -F 12 /dev/fd0
 
Old 11-30-2004, 12:44 AM   #4
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Using fdisk for a floppy is wrong. fdisk is an utility that makes partitions on hard drives, zip, jaz, and loop devices.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:30 AM   #5
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I've used it. =(
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:30 AM   #6
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If you have KDE or Gnome, you should have something like "Floppy Formatter" in the menu somewhere. It does the thing for you.
Otherwise, use mkfs.
 
  


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