Re: Formatting a 32G or 16G SD card?
- Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2019 22:35:11 -0500
- From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: 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?