CF formating

Francois-Rene Rideau
Thu Feb 12 14:16:32 CET 2004

On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 08:45:01AM +0100, Stanley Kardach wrote:
> Mayby it's a lame question but i will say it ^_-.Is it possible to format CF
> card to ext2 fs without having pc card reader/writer?
1) backup anything you want to keep.
2) get ARM binaries for fdisk, mke2fs, mkdosfs
3) put these binaries on the initial ramdisk for linux
 (or NFS, if you have a network card seen by linux)
4) boot linux
5) use fdisk to make the proper partitions.
 Leave a fat16 partition so as to be able to boot linux.
6) format your fat16 partition with mkdosfs, your ext2 partition with mke2fs
7) sync
8) reboot

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