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SubjectRe: LS-120 Formatting?
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"Alex Butcher(linkern)" <linkern@cocoa.demon.co.uk> writes:

> On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, SethMeister G. wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've checked the dox, but cannot seem to find a utility to format LS-120
> > floppy disks (either 1.44 or 120M). Has someone modified fdformat to do
> > this? I didn't see any ioctl code in the IDE floppy driver to even
> > support formatting media, or did I miss it?
>
> My guess is that seeing as the LS-120 is an ATAPI device, you probably want
> to modify a low-level SCSI formatter to do the job for you. Once you've
> LL formatted it, just chuck a filesystem on it, be it FAT or ext2fs.

It is ATAPI. I tried the SCSI emulator and my LS120 doesn't appear to
work under it - this may warrent more investigation.

>
> Look for scsifmt.lsm and you'll find my low-level SCSI formatter that I
> wrote for Zip drives. I believe that ATAPI even uses the same command
> numbers, but failing that, you could always try using the ide-scsi emulation
> in the kernel... :)

Ok, that could be very useful. At the moment I'm hoping that the LS120
supports "FORMAT_UNIT" which should make it very easy.

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