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

NAME
       fdformat - Low-level formats a floppy disk

SYNOPSIS
       fdformat [ -n ] device

DESCRIPTION
       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 pur-
       poses 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 format  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  verifica-
              tion that is performed after the format.

SEE ALSO
       fd(4), setfdprm(8), mkfs(8), emkfs(8)

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

Linux 0.99               1 February 1993                        1