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       setfdprm - sets user-provided floppy disk parameters


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          setfdprm [-p] device media-description

          setfdprm [-c | -y | -n] device

       setfdprm is a utility that can be used to load disk parameters into the
       auto-detecting floppy devices and "fixed parameter" floppy devices,  to
       clear  old parameter sets and to disable or enable diagnostic messages.
       These parameters are derived  from  a  media-description,  see  section
       Media description for more details.

       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  "fixed  parameter"  devices,  they  stay  in effect until they are
       changed again.

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


       -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.


       This documentation is grossly incomplete.

See Also

       Fdutils’ texinfo doc