[fdutils] format_n_write for faster disk-from-image creation?

Charles R. Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Mon Jul 21 03:27:31 CEST 2003


It seems possible to shorten the time to make e.g. Linux boot
floppies by combining the formatting and dd'ing from a disk image
file, using the 82078's Format with Write command.  Has any thought
been given to implementing this in superformat?  I think it would be
a neat addition, and would be willing to do this work if I got some
pointers describing where this would need to hook into the code,
feasibility, etc.

Thanks in advance.

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