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How to format a floppy diskette ?

Dear All,
Please tell me how to format a floppy diskette ? Please tell step by step. Thanks.

Winson
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wmmak
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fmismettiCommented:
Use this sequence (assuming you have a 1.44 floppy disk as your first drive.

fdformat /dev/fd0H1440
mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt
     
"/mnt" is as mount point.
   
If you use Debian or Slackware, use

fdformat /dev/fd0h1440  ("lower case h")



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jeffa072897Commented:
I was typing this too, but didn't hi submit fast enough. :)

It's easy

First -
fdformat /dev/fd0      or use /dev/fd0H1440 if you don't get a 1.44MB floppy format.

This formats a floppy. But, you'll need a file system so you need to also do -

mkdosfs /dev/fd0     <- this makes a DOS floppy
mke2fs /dev/fd0      <- this makes a linux floppy
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wmmakAuthor Commented:
Dear fmismetti,

Thank you very much for your help.

Winson
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