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

From: David C Niemi
Subject: Re: [mtools] How to format a 2m floppy under Linux?
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 10:18:20 -0500 (EST)

"mformat" only installs an MS-DOS-compatible file system.  It does not do 
a low-level format on the floppy, which is what you need to do to go 
beyond 1.44 MB; for that you need SuperFormat which comes from the fdutils 
package.  See to get it.


On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Fred Nielsen wrote:
> Hello:
>   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
> compilation?
>   Could someone help me with this?
>   Thank you very much for your help
> F.N.
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