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[mtools] Re: 'mformat' .vs. 'mkfs.vfat' on 230Mb MO

From: Hodek Roman
Subject: [mtools] Re: 'mformat' .vs. 'mkfs.vfat' on 230Mb MO
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 18:46:07 +0100 (MET)

> There is no partition table on MO, so it is impossible to determine
> geometry from disk BPB.

So the geometry under Linux is probably invented by the SCSI host

> Unfortunately, 'mkfs.vfat' has no options to setup C/H/S manually.

Hm, it would make sense to be able to override H and S, because those
values end in the DOS bootsector. (Though they're just needed by DOS
bootloaders.) The number of tracks/cylinders isn't needed by mkdosfs.


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