Hiisi wrote: > Dear list! > I wanted to use floppy disk for bios updating on my ancient desktop > running F11. Hence, I added this line to the end of /etc/fstab: > /dev/floppy /media/floppy auto ro,user,noauto 0 0 > > Now I can mount floppy using 'mount /media/floppy'. > I was trying to format the disk using 'floppy'. It detects the drive: > floppy -p > floppy 0.16 Copyright 2001-2006, Double Precision, Inc. > > floppy /dev/fd0: 3.5" HD > > If I try 'floppy /dev/fd0' the output is: > floppy 0.16 Copyright 2001-2006, Double Precision, Inc. > > floppy: device /dev/fd0 not found in /etc/floppy > > I was unable to find that /etc/floppy file. There's no one with that > name. How can I format floppy? > Thanks in advance! man floppy or pinfo floppy You can create the /etc/floppy file by running, as root this command: floppy --createrc > /etc/floppy You should then be able to run something like: floppy --format A: Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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