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Linux floppy utilities

This package contains utilities for formatting extra capacity disks, automatic floppy disk mounting and unmounting, etc.

The package includes the following items:

 - superformat: formats high capacity disks (up to 1992k
   for high density disks or up to 3984k for extra density
    disks);
 - fdmount: automatically mounts/unmounts disks when they are
   inserted/removed;
 - xdfcopy: formats, reads and writes OS/2's XDF disks;
 - MAKEFLOPPIES: creates the floppy devices in /dev;
 - getfdprm: prints the current disk geometry (number of
   sectors, track and heads etc.);
 - setfdprm: sets the current disk geometry;
 - fdrawcmd: sends raw commands to the floppy driver;
 - floppycontrol: configures the floppy driver;
 - general documentation about the floppy driver.

Note that these utilities do not work for USB floppy drives, because these do not allow direct access to the floppy controller.

Tags: System Administration: Filesystem Tool, Hardware Support, Hardware Enablement: hardware::storage:floppy, implemented-in::c, User Interface: Command Line, Role: role::program, scope::utility, Purpose: Configuration

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Architecture Version Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-7 319.1 kB878.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 5.5-20060227-7+b1 323.6 kB836.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-7 321.9 kB783.0 kB [list of files]
i386 5.5-20060227-7+b1 324.6 kB817.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-7 309.5 kB743.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 5.5-20060227-7+b1 313.4 kB1,212.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-7 313.2 kB1,212.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-7+b1 314.3 kB1,292.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-5 369.0 kB1,024.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 5.5-20060227-7 312.9 kB865.0 kB [list of files]