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    A Graphical Tool for formatting floppy disks


    • Quick or full format
    • Bad sector checking (via Verify Integrity)
    • Can label disk
    • Supports command line options
    • Supports DOS, ext2, UFS and Minix file systems



    A floppy cannot be formatted if it is mounted.

    • Select the floppy drive which contains the media to be formatted
    • Select the size of the floppy to be used. In most cases it is safe to leave this as "Auto-Detect", and should be changed only when encountering size related issues during formatting
    • Select a filesystem to be used
      • If the desired filesystem is not listed, check the box at the bottom of the window, it may provide a reason
      • Not all supported filesystems are usable on floppy disks
    • Select the type of format to perform
      • Quick Format is as the name implies, the fastest process. It does check for bad blocks or other errors
      • Zero out and quick format will overwrite each sector with zeroes. This should not be relied on for securely erasing a disk, only a quick method of destroying data
      • Full format will format the media, and check for bad blocks and other filesystem defects if possible
    • Check Verify Integrity if KFloppy is to check if the format was successful
    • Provide a name for the floppy, if desired
    • Click Format to format the media

    More Information

    Read about the full capabilities in the application's Handbook