FDFORMAT(8) - Linux man page online | Administration and privileged commands
Low-level format a floppy disk.
FDFORMAT(8) System Administration FDFORMAT(8)
util-linux July 2014 FDFORMAT(8)
NAMEfdformat - low-level format a floppy disk
SYNOPSISfdformat [options] device
DESCRIPTIONfdformat 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.
OPTIONS-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 retries). -n, --no-verify Skip the verification that is normally performed after the formatting. -V, --version Display version information and exit. -h, --help Display help text and exit.
SEE ALSOfd(4), emkfs(8), mkfs(8), setfdprm(8)
AUTHORWerner Almesberger (@nessie.cs.id.ethz.ch)
AVAILABILITYThe fdformat command is part of the util-linux package and is available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
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|fdformat(8)||referred by||ufiformat(8) | usermount(1)|
|refer to||fd(4) | mkfs(8)|