NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 24 17:36:46 UTC 2007

On 09/24/2007 02:12 AM, Jonathan Kaye wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
> <snip>
>> No worries. I only remembered it because I had the same problem and
>> contributed to the bug report.
>> For the OP:
>> $ sudo apt-get install kfloppy
>> Then go to Applications|Accessories|Kfloppy
>> it's easier than bothering with an new gnome-utilities and/or installing
>> gfloppy from the .tz.
> Just out of curiosity, would mkfs work the way it does on usb storarge
> devices?
> Cheers,
> Jonathan

Haven't tried it and 'man mkfs' isn't particularly helpful, but this is:

So, yes it appears that you can use mkfs to format a floppy, but the OP
was looking for a GUI to format the floppy. kfloppy works well in both
kde and gnome & should suffice until: 1) a feisty gnome-util with
gfloppy included is provided, or 2) an upgrade to gutsy (which
supposedly has gfloppy included).

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