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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Diskettes and Volume Management

When you insert a diskette into the diskette drive, volume management does not mount the diskette automatically; this prevents excessive reads, which can quickly wear out the diskette drive. You must use the volcheck command or choose a menu option that checks for the presence of a diskette in the diskette drive.

Formatting Diskettes

You can format diskettes in three ways.

  • With Removable Media Manager.

  • With the fdformat command.

  • With the rmformat command.

Using Removable Media Manager to Format Diskettes

You can use the Removable Media Manager graphical user interface to create the following formats and file systems ...

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