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Re: [SLE] how to make a DOS formated floppy?
  • From: juergen.braukmann@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Juergen Braukmann)
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 20:41:12 +0200
  • Message-id: <38E79448.21DC3368@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Bostjan Muller wrote:
>
> Hi!
>
> I am trying to format a floppy 3.5" HD to a DOS format readable on a win/DOS
> machine. Whenever I create a floppy on a linux machine it is either unreadable
> on windows or it has bad sectors :(
>
> If I format a floppy on a DOS/win machine with the format command the floppy
> works ok on both linux and win/DOS machine.
>
> I have tried this to format the floppy:
> sudo fdformat /dev/fd0h1440 && sudo /sbin/mkfs -t msdos /dev/fd0
>
> and everything cam out fine it verified as a good floppy with 0 bad sectors.
>
> I also tried kfloppy and formated with density set on HD and file System set on
> Dos, the setting was set to Full Format.
>
> I am running SuSE 6.2 system.
>
> Has anyone figured this one out yet?
>
> I really don't want to boot to win just to format a floppy readable on a win
> machine :(

but this is what Windows was made for!! ;-)

>
> THX in advance!
>
> Bostjan

I use a small script like:

#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/fdformat /dev/fd0h1440
mformat a:

for it. (first a lowlevel, than a highlevel format...)

Juergen


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