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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 parameters 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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