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Documentation how to use the Alpine distro to format HD/Floppy/Other.


Alpine has multiple storage media formatting packages available. Different packages/programs are used to format different types of filesystems.

  • dosfstools
  • reiserfsprogs
  • e2fsprogs
  • xfsprogs
  • jfsutils
  • ntfsprogs

In our example we want to format the floppy as vfat.

apk add dosfstools


Here are some examples on how to use the formatting tools:


mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0


mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0 mkfs.ext3 /dev/fd0

Other devices

In our case we want to format a floppy disk. (/dev/fd0) You can change /dev/fd0 to the device you want to format.


If you need to change or make a partition table on a Hard Drive you want to format, you can use:


fdisk /dev/hdc