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mbadblocks(1)									    mbadblocks(1)

       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 drive:

       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.

See Also
       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)
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