fdformat - low-level format a floppy disk


   fdformat [options] device


   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
   format   has   not  been  autodetected  earlier.   In  this  case,  use
   setfdprm(8) to load the disk parameters.


   -f, --from N
          Start at the track N (default is 0).

   -t, --to N
          Stop at the track N.

   -r, --repair N
          Try to repair tracks  failed  during  the  verification  (max  N

   -n, --no-verify
          Skip  the  verification  that  is  normally  performed after the

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

   -h, --help
          Display help text and exit.


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


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


   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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