MAKEFLOPPIES - Creates the default floppy device nodes.
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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.
-t Use the old naming convention for 3 1/2 devices (e.g. \(iffd0H720\(is
instead of \(iffd0u720\(is).
-m Base the name for the created devices on the type of the media
(e.g. \(iffd0h720\(is instead of \(iffd0u720\(is).
-l Local. Creates device nodes in the local directory, not /dev
-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
The MAKEFLOPPIES script does not work on redefined "default" formats, If you redefine default formats, you need to create the needed device nodes manually.
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