SETFDPRM

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
BUGS
FILES
AUTHOR

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)