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mbadblocks(1)							 mbadblocks(1)



Name
       mbadblocks - tests a floppy disk, and marks the bad blocks in the FAT



Note of warning
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
       end of this man page for details.


Description
       The  mbadblocks	command	 is used to scan an MS-DOS floppy and mark its
       unused bad blocks as bad. It uses the following syntax:

       mbadblocks drive:

       Mbadblocks scans an MS-DOS floppy for bad blocks. All unused bad blocks
       are  marked as such in the FAT. This is intended to be used right after
       mformat.	 It is not intended to salvage bad disks.

Bugs
       Mbadblocks should (but doesn't yet :-( ) also try to salvage bad blocks
       which are in use by reading them repeatedly, and then mark them bad.


See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools'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, not all information has been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you to use
       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the  fol-
	      lowing commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi



       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A	 premade  html	can  be found at: 'http://mtools.linux.lu' and
	      also at: 'http://www.tux.org/pub/knaff/mtools'

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable  using  emacs'  info	mode),
	      run:

		     ./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.




mtools-3.9.10			    28Feb05			 mbadblocks(1)
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