Formating a floppydisc

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Formating a floppydisc

Postby denise » 2004-05-09 06:27

I want to erease data from a floppy i have.
I read somewhere that it can be done with: dd or something like that.
Can someone tell how I can do this excactly?
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Postby MarkvD » 2004-05-09 06:45

I think you mean :

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 dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/fd0


see
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 man dd

for more information.
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Postby lacek » 2004-05-10 10:29

If you want to really 'format' a floppy, not just remove the data from it, you can use the 'fdformat' utility.
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