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        MAKEFLOPPIES - Creates the default floppy device nodes.


        This  manpage  has  been automatically generated from fdutils’s texinfo
        documentation.  However, this process is only approximative,  and  some
        items,  such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this
        translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen‐
        tation  in  the  manpage  format.  Moreover, only the items specific to
        each command have been translated, and the  general  information  about
        fdutils  has  been  dropped  in  the  manpage version.  Thus I strongly
        advise you to use the original texinfo doc.
        *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the  fol‐
               lowing commands:
                      ./configure; make dvi; dvips fdutils.dvi
        *      To generate a html copy,  run:
                      ./configure; make html
               A       premade       html       can      be      found      at:
        *      To generate an info copy (browsable  using  emacs’  info  mode),
                      ./configure; make info
        The  texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in
        the info version certain examples are difficult  to  read  due  to  the
        quoting conventions used in info.


           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 corre‐
        sponding 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. ‘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


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


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