Before using any medium, KBACKUP will issue this command to make a filesystem on it. This filesystem must be the same as specified in the Blockdev filesystem type , otherwise KBACKUP cannot mount the device.
When using floppy disks, you can low-level format them and make a filesystem on them in one step, like e.g. this:
fdformat /dev/fd0H1440 && mkfs -t minix /dev/fd0H1440 1440Instead of specifying the device name directly, you can use ``
\$device'', which will get replaced by the actual device name.
For floppy disks, I recommend using the ``minix'' filesystem because it gives you the biggest capacity. If you are using superformat(1) instead of fdformat(1) , you can write up to 1.9 Mb onto a single HD floppy disk.
For other media, you should probably use the ``ext2'' filesystem which is the most advanced and secure one available under LINUX .