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I am new to Linux.Having loaded Suse 9.1 my effort to use "kfloppy" has been a disaster. At the start the Formatting dialogue box grays out,indicating no activities although the drive(floppy) itself makes the right kind of noise. Eventually the kfloppy formatting screen returns to normal without formatting the disk.
Also any effort to use the shell terminal to format by using "fdformat" etc has been equally unsuccesful, and misleading.
When I enter oldfashioned dos command"format A:" it gives the the following message " The dOS concept of formatting disk media is screwed. If you want to create a file system use "mkfs". To format a floppy , use "fdformat /dev/fd0" and then "mkfs.minix /dev/fd0".
When I enter the first command it starts to format and then verifies track/track.And finally when I enter the second command I receive amessage telling me that it does not recognise the command.
The disk remains unformatted, although it had gone through a process indicating a completed formatting and verification activity.
Can anyone help.