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Re: Formatting a 32G or 16G SD card?




On Friday, January 04, 2019 08:36:59 AM Curt wrote:
> On 2019-01-04, Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Perhaps you could consider writing a patch for the man page.
> 
>  -I  It is typical for fixed disk devices to be partitioned so, by default,
> you are not permitted to  create  a filesystem across the entire device. 
> mkfs.fat will complain and tell you that it refuses to work.  This is
> different when using MO disks.  One doesn't always need  parti‐ tions on
> MO disks.  The filesystem can go directly to the whole disk.  Under other
> OSes this is known as the 'superfloppy' format.  This switch will force
> mkfs.fat to work properly.
> 
> I think PH's inference not too arduous from the above, frankly.
> 
> But how about:
> 
>   -I When using MO disks, where partitions aren't always required, modifies
>      mkfs.fat's default behavior, allowing it to write the filesystem
> across the entire, unpartitioned device (called 'superfloppy' format under
> some other OSes).

From the peanut gallery, that (the second) looks good to me, but I missed 
something in the thread -- does MO refer to magneto-optical disks?