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[mtools] How to format a 2m floppy under Linux?

From: Fred Nielsen
Subject: [mtools] How to format a 2m floppy under Linux?
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 02:08:56 -0500
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 After some reading I could find a hint in the sense that

mformat -f 1440 a:

will not work on an unformated disk (that is awkward since one of the
most simple applications of such a program should be,  from the users
point of view, to format a new floppy) and that

fdformat /dev/fd0H1440

is required prior to mformat -f 1440 a:

 But,  I have not  found any clear  indication of what  to do if one
wants to format a floppy with 2m (1992k ?)

 When  reading the  man pages  (or the info docs)  I see that the -2
option is only available if USE_2M was defined at compilation,  there
then comes my second question, was the binary rpm found at mtools web
site  compiled  with  USE_2M?   If not,  how  do  you  set  USE_2M at

 Could someone help me with this?

 Thank you very much for your help


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