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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/mediaprm' (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

       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/mediaprm'.  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

Media description

       Please see the Media description section in the full fdutils documentation:
       - Texinfo documentation (info fdutils)
       - HTML documentation in /usr/share/doc/fdutils/Fdutils.html
       - or DVI documentation in /usr/share/doc/fdutils/Fdutils.dvi.gz


       This documentation is grossly incomplete.

See Also

       Fdutils' texinfo doc