I can finally mount my floppies but how do I format them to linux native??
Or should I keep them as msdos?!?
I'm very new so thanx for the help.
Oh, and you would use /sbin/mkfs.ext2 if you wanted to format them
: I can finally mount my floppies but how do I format them to linux native??
: Or should I keep them as msdos?!?
: I'm very new so thanx for the help.
It depends on what you want.
The only time I ever format a floppy these days is if I want to share data
with someone else.
Tar gives you the ability to completely forget the filesystem, so if
you're just copying data for your own sake, I'd recommend tar:
tar cvf /dev/fd0 subdirectory (or file list)
tar -Mcvf /dev/fd0 subdirectory (or list of files)
The -M switch lets you use multiple floppies, in kind of 1 long stream.
With Linux, I find "tar" the easiest & most practical way to work with
diskettes. (much easier than DOS actually, since you don't have to figure
out what files will fit where)
Hello Linux Users,
Since several weeks I have ATAPI-Zip(100mb) drive.
I want to format my ZIP disks with ext2 file format.
How can I do that?