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Utilities for managing a floppy driver

'fdutils' contains utilities for configuring and debugging the GNU/Linux floppy driver, for formatting extra capacity disks (up to 1992K on a high density disk), and for sending raw commands to the floppy controller. It includes:

# superformat: formats high capacity disks
# fdmount: automatically mounts/unmounts disks when they are
# xdfcopy: formats, reads and writes OS/2's XDF disks.
# MAKEFLOPPIES: creates the floppy devices in /dev
# getfdprm: prints the current disk geometry
# setfdprm: sets the current disk geometry
# fdrawcmd: sends raw commands to the floppy driver
# floppycontrol: configures the floppy driver



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Janet Casey

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4 March 2005

Leaders and contributors

Alain Knaff Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:fdutils@tux.org
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/fdutils

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitemtools

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 February 2018.


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