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Old 08-21-2003, 06:03 AM   #1
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format a floppy

Is there in the Shell a command to format a floppy disk ?
more often than not the front end utility to format a floppy does not work on MDK 9.1
I heard that the shell commands are less sensitive to bugs and would like to know the command used (if any) to format a floppy disk
than you for your attention
Old 08-21-2003, 06:21 AM   #2
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You can use

# fdformat /dev/fd0

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Old 08-21-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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after youve done fdformat you need to put a filesystem on the disk like ext2 or vfat, you can do this with mkfs


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