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The fdutils package contains utilities for configuring and debugging the Linux floppy driver, for formatting extra capacity disks (up
The fdutils package contains utilities for configuring and debugging the 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.
Here are some key features of "fdutils":
superformat: formats high capacity disks of (up to 1992k for high density disks or up to 3984k for extra density disks)
fdmount: automatically mounts/unmounts disks when they are inserted/removed.
xdfcopy: formats, reads and writes OS/2's XDF disks.
MAKEFLOPPIES: creates the floppy devices in /dev
getfdprm: prints the current disk geometry (number of sectors, track and heads etc)
setfdprm: sets the current disk geometry
fdrawcmd: sends raw commands to the floppy driver
floppycontrol: configure the floppy driver
General documentation about the floppy driver
Version 5.0 of fdutils introduced a new uniform representation of floppy formats which is shared by both superformat and setfdprm. Media descriptions are now represented as a series of keyword=value pairs, which should make them a lot easyer to use.
With the help of its new drive-speed measuring feature, superformat has also become more reliable for high capacity formats.
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