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Formatting a compact flash card on the A1200 - Solved
Posted on 17-Mar-2017 22:09:21
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Is there any way to format a compact flash card (plugged into the PCMCIA) slot directly on an A1200? I know that it is typical to first format it on a MAC/PC with a FAT 32 file system, but I got to wondering that since the Amiga supports PC stuff via the CrossDOSFileSystem that it may be possible. There are occasions when I just want to put some new stuff on the compact flash card, and I don't care what is currently on it, and being able to do a quick format on the Amiga would be much quick than either doing a "delete CF0:#? all" or moving the compact flash card to another machine and back. Any ideas? Thanks.

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Re: Formatting a compact flash card on the A1200
Posted on 23-Mar-2017 12:00:06
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@Ned

There is no reason why you should not be able to quick-format a CF card mounted as CF0.

In a shell: format drive cf0: name something noicons quick

Or from Workbench by selecting the icon and choosing "format disk" from the menu.

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Re: Formatting a compact flash card on the A1200
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@thomas

I don't know why I didn't think of that and give it a try. It worked like a charm. Thanks.

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