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Old 11-08-2003, 09:42 AM   #1
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re: filesystem for mounting fd0


Hello All:

I'm trying to format a floppy, and cannot mount it.

I wrote:

mount /dev/fd0 /mount/floppy

and got:

mount: you must specify the filesystem type


So, how do I format a used floppy so I can put something on it?

Thanks,

ergo_sum
 
Old 11-08-2003, 10:41 AM   #2
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try mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mount/floppy for a windows formatted floppy. The -t stands for type of filesystem it is formatted as. vfat is a generic windows file system that many floppies are formatted as.

Quick generic tip: try mount --help or mount -h
The --help or -h switch may tell you other options or give you ideas on where to go. This often works with just about any program, not just mount.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 11:24 AM   #3
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And how do I format it?

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Old 11-08-2003, 12:14 PM   #4
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You format with the dos fs tools. Not sure which, you can try 'mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/fd0' , or search the man pages.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 05:08 PM   #5
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You really do not need to format a floppy. linux can read DOS formated floppies just fine.

For standard DOS format the command is
fdformat /dev/fd0

linux ext2 formated floppies

mke2fs /dev/fd0
 
  


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