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== User Documentation ==
 
 
Documentation how to use the Alpine distro to format HD/Floppy/Other.
 
Documentation how to use the Alpine distro to format HD/Floppy/Other.
  
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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.
  apk add dosfstools
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{{Cmd|apk add dosfstools}}
  
 
== Format ==
 
== Format ==
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=== dosfstools ===
 
=== dosfstools ===
  mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0
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{{Cmd|mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0}}
  
 
=== e2fsprogs ===
 
=== e2fsprogs ===
  mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0
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{{Cmd|mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0
  mkfs.ext3 /dev/fd0
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mkfs.ext3 /dev/fd0}}
  
 
== Other devices ==
 
== Other devices ==
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== Partitions ==
 
== 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:
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Just a note on HDs. You might need to change/make a partition table on a HD you like to format. In that case you can use:
  
 
=== fdisk ===
 
=== fdisk ===
  fdisk /dev/hdc
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{{Cmd|fdisk /dev/hdc}}

Revision as of 09:50, 24 June 2011

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 HDs. 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