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    mke2fs floppy problem


    im using the pocket linux guide to make a floppy linux distribution
    Index of /LDP/Pocket-Linux-Guide

    in the step that tells me how to prepare the floppy disks filesystem it tells me to run:
    Code:
    mke2fs −m0 /dev/fd0
    but when i run it i get this:
    Code:
    cody@cody-desktop:~$ mke2fs −m0 /dev/fd0
    mke2fs 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
    mke2fs: invalid blocks count - /dev/fd0
    cody@cody-desktop:~$
    this is the very first step in the whole guide and i cant get anywhere if i cant get this step to work

    thanx
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    Try

    Code:
    mke2fs −m 0 /dev/fd0
    Notice the space between the 'm' and the '0'?

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    ohhhh

    Code:
    cody@cody-desktop:~$ mke2fs −m 0 /dev/fd0
    mke2fs 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
    mke2fs: invalid blocks count - 0
    cody@cody-desktop:~$
    it's still not working
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    Code:
    mke2fs /dev/fd0
    without the "-m 0"

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    thx it worked man

    Code:
    cody@cody-desktop:~$ mke2fs /dev/fd0
    mke2fs 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
    /dev/fd0 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!
    cody@cody-desktop:~$ mke2fs /dev/fd0
    mke2fs 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
    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
    Maximum filesystem blocks=1572864
    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 26 mounts or
    180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
    cody@cody-desktop:~$
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