Name Note Description Options Bugs See Also


setfdprm - sets user-provided floppy disk parameters


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setfdprm [-p? device media-description setfdprm [-c? device

setfdprm is a utility that can be used to load disk parameters into the auto-detecting floppy devices and

Without any options, setfdprm loads the device (for example `/dev/fd0' or `/dev/fd1') with a new parameter set with the name entry found in `/etc/fdprm' (usually named 360/360, etc.). For autodetecting floppy devices, these parameters stay in effect until the media is changed. For

Setfdprm can also be used by the superuser to redefine the default formats.


  • 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.


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See Also

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