RE: Question

Richardson, Tony (
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 09:31:58 -0400

> Aranguren Aznarez Abraham wrote:
> > I'd like to know how to make a Linux boot floopie formatted
> to 1.7 MB, i
> > know it's possible, i've heard the key to achieve that is
> to format with
> > "common ext2 format" the place where the kernel will be
> placed and the
> > rest on 1.7 MB format.

Glynn Clements wrote:
> To format disks to densities other than 1.44Mb, just specify the
> appropriate /dev/fd* device to fdformat, e.g.
> fdformat /dev/fd0u1760
> I don't know whether or not BIOSes can generally boot from such disks,
> though.

I think that most can. Some of the Linux-on-a-floppy distributions use
these higher capacity formats. Tom's root/boot disk
(tomsrtbt) uses the 1.77M format and is bootable for example.

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