|Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages
mbadblocks - tests a floppy disk, and marks the bad blocks in the FAT
Note of warning
This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation, and may
not be entirely accurate or complete. See the end of this man page for details.
The mbadblocks command is used to scan an MS-DOS floppy and mark its unused bad blocks as
bad. It uses the following syntax:
Mbadblocks scans an MS-DOS floppy for bad blocks. All unused bad blocks are marked as such
in the FAT. This is intended to be used right after mformat. It is not intended to sal-
vage bad disks.
Mbadblocks should (but doesn't yet :-( ) also try to salvage bad blocks which are in use
by reading them repeatedly, and then mark them bad.
Mtools' texinfo doc
Viewing the texi doc
This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation. How-
ever, this process is only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, foot-
notes and indices are lost in this translation process. Indeed, these items have no
appropriate representation in the manpage format. Moreover, not all information has been
translated into the manpage version. Thus I strongly advise you to use the original tex-
info doc. See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.
* To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:
./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi
* To generate a html copy, run:
./configure; make html
A premade html can be found at: `http://mtools.linux.lu' and also at:
* To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:
./configure; make info
The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html. Indeed, in the info version
certain examples are difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.
mtools-3.9.8 02Jun01 mbadblocks(1)
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28 PM.