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Re: [SLE] how to make a DOS formated floppy?
  • From: gaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Jerry Feldman)
  • Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 22:22:52 -0400
  • Message-id: <200004030222.WAA31897@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

After reading this, I just ran fdformat on my system. First, I clobbered
the format by doing a tar to the floppy:
tar cf /dev/fd0 <files>
# fdformat /dev/fd0h1440
Double-sided, 80 tracks, 18 sec/track. Total capacity 1440 kB.
Formatting ... done
Verifying ... done
Then run mformat on it.
# mformat a:
# mdir a;
Volume in drive A has no label
Volume Serial Number is 34C2-5AB7
Directory for A:/

No files
1 457 664 bytes free

Bostjan Muller wrote:

> Well I seem to have a problem. If I try just mformat everything is ok. If I u
> se
> fdformat first the floppy is unreadable on win machine.

Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
Boston Linux and Unix user group

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