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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for setfdprm (redhat section 8)

SETFDPRM(8)			    Linux Programmer's Manual			      SETFDPRM(8)

NAME
       setfdprm - sets user-provided floppy disk parameters

SYNOPSIS
       setfdprm [ -p ] device name
       setfdprm [ -p ] device size sectors heads tracks stretch gap rate spec1 fmt_gap
       setfdprm [ -c ] device
       setfdprm [ -y ] device
       setfdprm [ -n ] device

DESCRIPTION
       setfdprm  is  a	utility  that can be used to load disk parameters into the auto-detecting
       floppy devices, to clear old parameter sets and to disable or enable diagnostic messages.

       Without any options, setfdprm loads the device (usually /dev/fd0 or /dev/fd1) with  a  new
       parameter  set  with  the  name	entry  found in /etc/fdprm (usually named 360/360, etc.).
       These parameters stay in effect until the media is changed.

       -p device name
	      Permanently loads a new parameter set for  the  specified  auto-configuring  floppy
	      device  for  the configuration with name in /etc/fdprm.  Alternatively, the parame-
	      ters can be given directly from the command line.

       -c device
	      Clears the parameter set of the specified auto-configuring floppy device.

       -y device
	      Enables format detection messages for the specified auto-configuring floppy device.

       -n device
	      Disables format  detection  messages  for  the  specified  auto-configuring  floppy
	      device.

BUGS
       This documentation is grossly incomplete.

FILES
       /etc/fdprm

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

Linux 0.99				 20 November 1993			      SETFDPRM(8)


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