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Old 04-29-2004, 04:06 AM   #1
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Create bootable VFAT partition from Linux


Is there a tool that allows me to create a vfat partition with io.sys and msdos.sys properly put in place? ie the equivalent of the DOS "format /s" and/or "sys" commands?
 
Old 04-29-2004, 09:22 AM   #2
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sys and format /s format a drive as vfat, and transferr system files, why would linux support such a feature?

Why don't you boot from a floppy and format /s the partition?

The closest Linux mkdosfs comes to that is the -m switch.
please veiw your manual page on the subject.
'man mkdosfs'

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Old 04-29-2004, 01:27 PM   #3
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sys and format /s format a drive as vfat, and transferr system files, why would linux support such a feature?

Why don't you boot from a floppy and format /s the partition?

The closest Linux mkdosfs comes to that is the -m switch.
please veiw your manual page on the subject.
'man mkdosfs'
I don't have a working floppy drive and the BIOS is configured to boot floppy -> HDD -> CDROM. And I can't change it w/o the supervisor passwd (it's a used notebook). I'm managed to get Linux on the system by ripping out the HDD and putting it into another laptop. Problem is I don't have access to another laptop now. And the supervisor passwd cannot be reset no matter what I tried. I've tried all the backdoor passwds", run cmospwd (only manages to kill the user passwd). Nothing works.
 
  


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