MISC_REGISTER(9) Miscellaneous Devices MISC_REGISTER(9)NAME
misc_register - register a miscellaneous device
int misc_register(struct miscdevice * misc);
Register a miscellaneous device with the kernel. If the minor number is set to MISC_DYNAMIC_MINOR a minor number is assigned and placed
in the minor field of the structure. For other cases the minor number requested is used.
The structure passed is linked into the kernel and may not be destroyed until it has been unregistered.
A zero is returned on success and a negative errno code for failure.
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FDFORMAT(8) Linux Programmer's Manual FDFORMAT(8)NAME
fdformat - Low-level formats a floppy disk
fdformat [-n] 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 for-
mat has not been autodetected earlier. In this case, use setfdprm(8) to load the disk parameters.
OPTIONS -n No verify. This option will disable the verification that is performed after the format.
SEE ALSO fd(4), setfdprm(8), mkfs(8), emkfs(8)AUTHOR
Werner Almesberger (email@example.com)
The fdformat command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.
Linux 0.99 1 February 1993 FDFORMAT(8)