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Old 02-16-2004, 06:40 AM   #1
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How do i format a floppy?


I know this is stupid but how do i format a floppy disk under linux?(I have amndrake 9.2)
 
Old 02-16-2004, 06:44 AM   #2
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mformat (if you installed mtool's) if you want MSDOS compatable or mkfs otherwise
 
Old 02-16-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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mkfs.msdos /dev/fd0

mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0


PS : You must not mount your floppy. Just type any of the above two commands. You can also create a floppy with ext2 FS, which is better.

mke2fs /dev/fd0
 
Old 02-16-2004, 06:52 AM   #4
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Thanx!Can i format my removable drive this way? (eg mkfs.vfat /dev/xxx )
 
Old 02-16-2004, 07:27 AM   #5
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Ya you could. But be careful, as this will format it in FAT16. For FAT32, you have to pass some options, which I have forgotten. Try searching this forum as I've seen it mentioned a dozen times .

PS : My favourite film of all time is BraveHeart .
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:44 AM   #6
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If you want a standard DOS formated floppy
fdformat
http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_fdformat.htm


You can also format it with a linux filesystem.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:46 PM   #7
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PS : My favourite film of all time is BraveHeart .
Mine too!!
 
  


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