makefloppies

MAKEFLOPPIES(1)                    fdutils4                    MAKEFLOPPIES(1)



NAME
       MAKEFLOPPIES - Creates the default floppy device nodes.

SYNOPSIS
       MAKEFLOPPIES [-t] [-l] [-v] [-n] [-g] [drives]

DESCRIPTION
       The MAKEFLOPPIES shell script creates the new floppy block device
       files.  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 eight drives are tried.

       MAKEFLOPPIES does not work if you redefine your default formats.

       CAUTION: MAKEFLOPPIES removes already existing floppy device nodes.


OPTIONS
       -t     Name devices for drive type, not floppy type (e.g. fd0H720)


       -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,
       because it is impossible to give new names to these formats. In that
       case, you need to create the additional devices manually.


FILES
       /dev/fd* - Floppy devices


AUTHOR
       Alain Knaff, Alain.Knaff@inrialpes.fr


SEE ALSO
       superformat(1), rawcmd(1), floppycontrol(1), mtools(1), setfdprm(8)



fdutils4                           8jan1995                    MAKEFLOPPIES(1)