Formatting floppies?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon May 26 17:11:38 PDT 2003

Remington L. wrote:
> How exactly is this done? I know it sounds like a stuipid question but I
> have no idea how to do it

man fdformat

Generally you'll want to do:
fdformat /dev/fd0.1440

Once you've formatted it, you'll probably want a DOS filesystem on it:
newfs_msdos -f 1440 /dev/fd0

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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