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

Revision as of 23:06, 12 August 2010

User Documentation

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

Install

Alpine has multiple packages to use when formatting. 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

Format

Here are some examples on how you format using functions from:

dosfstools

 mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0

e2fsprogs

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

Other devices

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

Partitions

Just a note on HD's. You might need to change/make a partition table on a HD you like to format. In that case you can use:

fdisk

 fdisk /dev/hdc