fdformat


SYNOPSIS
       fdformat [options] device

DESCRIPTION
       fdformat  does  a low-level format on a floppy disk.  device is usually
       one of the following (for floppy devices the major = 2, and  the  minor
       is shown for informational purposes only):

              /dev/fd0d360  (minor = 4)
              /dev/fd0h1200 (minor = 8)
              /dev/fd0D360  (minor = 12)
              /dev/fd0H360  (minor = 12)
              /dev/fd0D720  (minor = 16)
              /dev/fd0H720  (minor = 16)
              /dev/fd0h360  (minor = 20)
              /dev/fd0h720  (minor = 24)
              /dev/fd0H1440 (minor = 28)

              /dev/fd1d360  (minor = 5)
              /dev/fd1h1200 (minor = 9)
              /dev/fd1D360  (minor = 13)
              /dev/fd1H360  (minor = 13)
              /dev/fd1D720  (minor = 17)
              /dev/fd1H720  (minor = 17)
              /dev/fd1h360  (minor = 21)
              /dev/fd1h720  (minor = 25)
              /dev/fd1H1440 (minor = 29)

       The  generic  floppy  devices, /dev/fd0 and /dev/fd1, will fail to work
       with fdformat when a non-standard format is being used, or if the  for-
       mat  has  not been autodetected earlier.  In this case, use setfdprm(8)
       to load the disk parameters.

OPTIONS
       -n, --no-verify
              Skip the verification that is normally performed after the  for-
              matting.

       -V, --version
              Output version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help and exit.

SEE ALSO
       fd(4), setfdprm(8), mkfs(8), emkfs(8)

AUTHOR
       Werner Almesberger (almesber@nessie.cs.id.ethz.ch)

AVAILABILITY
       The fdformat command is part of the util-linux package and is available
       from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
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