floppy disk formatting: how to?

Aldo Foot lunixer at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 23:45:31 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 4:12 PM, Mikkel <mikkel at infinity-ltd.com> wrote:
> Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>> I don't know whether at some point in the last couple of years the
>> commonly accepted naming convention for floppy device nodes has changed,
>> or if this is a Fedora-ism. If the standard naming convention has
>> changed, then I'll update floppy as soon as I see where the new naming
>> convention is documented. But, as of now, this is what the fd man page
>> says the naming convention should be, and that's what MAKEDEV creates.
> All I can tell you is that in the /Documentation/devices.txt file in
> the kernel source/documentation, it does not list any floppy devices
> using a capital H. There is a lower case h, but that is used in
> 5-1/4" floppies.
> ...
> 40 = /dev/fd?h1440     5.25" 1440K in a 1200K drive(1)
> ...
> 28 = /dev/fd?u1440     3.5"  1440K High Density(1)
> ...
> (1) Autodetectable format

My CentOS has a  /dev/fd0u1440. Earlier I said I had a /dev/fd0H1440, but
that was not correct.


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