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'fdutils' contains utilities for configuring and debugging the GNU/Linux floppy driver, for formatting extra capacity disks (up to 1992K on a high density disk), and for sending raw commands to the floppy controller. It includes:

# superformat: formats high capacity disks
# fdmount: automatically mounts/unmounts disks when they are
# xdfcopy: formats, reads and writes OS/2's XDF disks.
# MAKEFLOPPIES: creates the floppy devices in /dev
# getfdprm: prints the current disk geometry
# setfdprm: sets the current disk geometry
# fdrawcmd: sends raw commands to the floppy driver
# floppycontrol: configures the floppy driver


Download version 5.5 (stable)
released on 4 March 2005



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey4 March 2005

Leaders and contributors

Alain Knaff Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite mtools

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 March 2005.


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