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== User Documentation ==
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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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* jfsutils
 
* jfsutils
 
* ntfsprogs
 
* ntfsprogs
'''Note:''' If you want to know what the package contains you can see some interesting information by entering the next command(s)
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  apk_info -f {yourpackage}
 
  apk_info -fL {yourpackage}
 
 
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}}
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== Format ==
 
== Format ==
If you like to format the floppy as '''vfat''':
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Here are some examples on how you format using functions from:
  mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0
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If you like to format the floppy as '''msdos''':
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=== dosfstools ===
  mkfs.msdos /dev/fd0
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{{Cmd|mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0}}
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=== e2fsprogs ===
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{{Cmd|mkfs.ext2 /dev/fd0
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mkfs.ext3 /dev/fd0}}
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== Other devices ==
 
== 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.
 
In our case we wanted to format the floppy (/dev/fd0). You can change /dev/fd0 to the device you want to format.
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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
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=== fdisk ===
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{{Cmd|fdisk /dev/hdc}}

Latest revision as of 07:44, 28 March 2012

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