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Re: [SLE] RE:floppy format!!! I GOT IT!
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 13 May 2004 05:48:05 -0400
  • Message-id: <1084441685.2445.9.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 22:21, Stephen W wrote:
> Such a little thing
> So much effort (trial and error)
> Who would ever think learning to format a floppy would
> be such a big thing?
>
> When I finally got the spellings right
> When I finally learned i had to be ROOT to do it
> This is what I got...
>
> But I have questions from all of this: (It is in the
> last paragraph)
>
> linux:/home/winstephen # mke2fs /dev/fd0 1440
> mke2fs 1.28 (31-Aug-2002)
> Filesystem label=
> OS type: Linux
> Block size=1024 (log=0)
> Fragment size=1024 (log=0)
> 184 inodes, 1440 blocks
> 72 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
> First data block=1
> 1 block group
> 8192 blocks per group, 8192 fragments per group
> 184 inodes per group
>
> Writing inode tables: done
> Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting
> information: done
>
> This filesystem will be automatically checked every 29
> mounts or
> 180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i
> to override.
>
> Why check every 29 mounts ro 180 days...
> Why?
> What is it looking for?
>
> What is "tune2fs" -c or -i to override (Override
> what?)
>
> Tried to look in man for "tune2fs" (Duh, am I in the
> dark) and there was a lot about "journaling" (which
> when I tried to man journal - there was "no entry."
> On to Google...
>
> (And people think college is difficult)
>
> Thanks again you all, at least I can format a
> floppy... I am not sure what else I have set up to get
> done by some little sprit that resides in the innards
> or my computer... (that little thing that is going to
> be counting mounts and/or days)... Sure is fun

Not to denegrate the command line but there are tools in the GUI for
formatting the floppy, in KDE look for kfloppy. It will also give you a
choice between etx2 and dos (on my 8.2).

Mike


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