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Re: [SLE] how to make a DOS formated floppy?
  • From: neonatus@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Bostjan Muller)
  • Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 10:51:19 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000403105119.B16485@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



As I previously æxplained Linux works ok - I can do anything with this floppies
o linux, DOS/win machines choak on them - try the floppy on a win/DOS machine -
that's when the problems start :(

Bostjan
* On 03-04-00 at 10:34 Jerry Feldman (gaf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
+----Here quoted text begins----+
> 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>
> Then:
> # 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
>
+----and here the quote ends----+


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