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Old 02-19-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
satimis
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Question on floppy format commands


Hi all folks,

RH9
====

I tried following commands

1)
$ foppy -f /dev/fd0
...
floppy: device /dev/fd0 not found in /etc/floppy

2)
$ superformat /dev/fd0
bash: superformat: command not found
(it works on Debian)

3)
$ fdformat /dev/fd0H1440
........
Formatting...dond
Verifying ... done

a) Are there universal 'floppy format' commands for all distro?
b) What will be the official floppy format command for RH
c) On which distro the command on 1) above works

Kindly advise.

TIA

B.R.
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:25 PM   #2
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well #1 looks like a bunch of letters thrown together to me ..
i have never seen that before so i can't answer you, if it actually exists or not

fdformat
should work with most, if not all.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 01:47 AM   #3
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well #1 looks like a bunch of letters thrown together to me ..
i have never seen that before so i can't answer you, if it actually exists or not

fdformat
should work with most, if not all.
Hi,

Thanks for your response.

Sorry
$ fdformat /dev/fd0H1440
/dev/fd0H1440: No such file or directory

does not work on Gentoo.

On Gentoo
$ /usr/sbin/mkfs.vfat -cv /dev/fd0

I will test whether it works on Debian later.

I am looking for a command which can work on all distro, if possible, avoiding the complication. I have Gentoo, RH, Debian, FreeBSD, ... PCs here.

Thanks

B.R.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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just do :
fdformat /dev/fd0
 
  


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