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Name

       MAKEFLOPPIES - Creates the default floppy device nodes.

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Description

          MAKEFLOPPIES [-tlvng] [drives]

       The MAKEFLOPPIES shell script creates the new floppy block device node.
       It uses the floppycontrol program to translate the minor device numbers
       into  meaningful  names.  It also uses these names to decide whether to
       create a given block device file or not, depending on the type  of  the
       physical   drive  (for  instance,  for  a  3  1/2  drive,  the  formats
       corresponding to a 5 1/4 drive are not created).

       If you have more than two floppy drives, you need to  tell  the  kernel
       the    CMOS    types    of    those   additional   drives   using   the
       floppy=drive,type,cmos lilo option.

       If the drives  parameter is given, only the device nodes for the listed
       drives are made. By default, all only the two first drives are tried.

       MAKEFLOPPIES does not work if you redefine your default formats.

       Caution: MAKEFLOPPIES removes already existing floppy device nodes.

Options

       -t     Use  the old naming convention for 3 1/2 devices (e.g. ‘fd0H720’
              instead of ‘fd0u720’).

       -m     Base the name for the created devices on the type of  the  media
              (e.g. ‘fd0h720’ instead of ‘fd0u720’).

       -l     Local. Creates device nodes in the local directory, not /dev

       -v     Verbose

       -n     Dry run. (just report what would be done, do not do anything)

       -g     Group.  Allow read/write access to floppy devices only for group
              ‘floppy’

Bugs

       The Makefloppies script does not work on redefined  "default"  formats,
       If  you  redefine default formats, you need to create the needed device
       nodes manually.

See Also

       Fdutils’ texinfo doc