Subject: Re: floppy drive
To: Jeremy Alan Green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
Date: 10/20/1994 16:42:35
On Oct 20, 5:25pm, Jeremy Alan Green wrote:
> How does one go about formatting a floppy disk? I tried to do it and it
> said that there were a whole bunch of write errors.
You should be able to do it with:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rfd0a bs=11k count=80
(or bs=22k for high-density drives).
> Also, is it possible to mount an ms-dos filesystem from a floppy?
Maybe, but only if the floppy was formatted with the AmigaDOS track format.
The floppy driver doesn't know how to handle the IBM sector format yet.
Michael L. Hitch INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Systems and Computing Services
Montana State University Bozeman, MT USA