APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ


Some material is very old and may be incorrect today

© December 2003 (various)

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open This is an old article about formatting floppy disks on SCO Unix and is only left here for historical purposes. There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

How do I format a floppy diskette (Old Sco Unix)?

To format for Unix use (tar, cpio), just typing "format" is usually all you need. You need the "raw" device, so you'd "format /dev/rfd0135ds18", for example. If you want to do something unusual, format can handle all the odd disk formats too; see the man page. If, however, you want a floppy you can mount, format does not (unlike Windows format) provide that function; use "mkdev fd" instead (see also New to Unix).

To format for Dos use, "dosformat" is what you want.


If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.



Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

->
-> (SCO Unix) How do I format a floppy diskette?


Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

iOS 8: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, Second Edition

Take Control of Parallels Desktop 12

Photos for Mac: A Take Control Crash Course

Photos: A Take Control Crash Course






Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us


Printer Friendly Version





Securing a computer system has traditionally been a battle of wits: the penetrator tries to find the holes, and the designer tries to close them. (Gosser)




Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts


This post tagged:

FAQ

SCO_OSR5



Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode