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Old 07-01-2003, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question How do I use a floppy disk?


I am trying to mount a floppy. it had some stuff on it from windows and I thought that I needed to change the filesystem. so i used fdisk to get rid of the windows partition and made a linux one. but how do I format it or something with like ext2 or some such file system so I can use it?

thanks for any help

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Old 07-01-2003, 01:42 PM   #2
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ok by the name of your thread and what you have written, i ain't sure what you actually want to do....do you want to mount the floppy or format the disk?
 
Old 07-01-2003, 01:59 PM   #3
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To format a floppy
#fdformat /dev/fd0
to make the ext2 fs on floppy:
#mkfs -t ext2 -c -v /dev/fd0

To mount the floppy:
#mount /dev/fd0

Hope this is what you needed.

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Old 07-01-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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thanks a lot BearClaw that's exactly what I needed to know
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:17 PM   #5
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you don't need to format the floppy. linux can read
the dos format. you can't fdisk a floppy anyway.

if you do format the floppy, you'll lose what was on it.
 
  


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