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I have Windows XP Proffesional on one hardrive and GNU/Debian on the other as well as Knoppix on CD. I am new to Linux and I guess Debian wasnt a ...
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- 05-29-2005 #1
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- May 2005
I have Windows XP Proffesional on one hardrive and GNU/Debian on the other as well as Knoppix on CD. I am new to Linux and I guess Debian wasnt a good choice to go with as I can't seem to make it do anything other then log on. Want I want to do is to format a floppy disk to a RAW state and not a filesystem like FAT. Windows does not let me and I have a hard time finding a 3rd party program that does not require pure DOS. Can someone tell me how to Format the floppy to a RAW state with either Windows or Linux but if its with Linux could you please make the instructions easy to understand? Thanks
- 05-29-2005 #2
login as root or become root using su -
Read the man page, especially the formats section and choose the one you want. You will only have to use the /dev/fd0 entries. I will give an example for a 1440 formatted drive:
- 05-29-2005 #3
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- Mar 2005
If you meant earsing the floppy completely, I did it with dd not long ago:Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/fd0