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fdutils - Linux floppy utilities

This package contains utilities for formatting extra capacity disks, automatic floppy disk mounting and unmounting, etc.
The package includes the following items:
  • superformat: formats high capacity disks (up to 1992k
    for high density disks or up to 3984k for extra density

    disks);

  • fdmount: automatically mounts/unmounts disks when they are inserted/removed;
  • xdfcopy: formats, reads and writes OS/2's XDF disks;
  • MAKEFLOPPIES: creates the floppy devices in /dev;
  • getfdprm: prints the current disk geometry (number of sectors, track and heads etc.);
  • setfdprm: sets the current disk geometry;
  • fdrawcmd: sends raw commands to the floppy driver;
  • floppycontrol: configures the floppy driver;
  • general documentation about the floppy driver.
Note that these utilities do not work for USB floppy drives, because these do not allow direct access to the floppy controller.
Original maintainer
Homepagehttps://fdutils.linux.lu/
5.5
Debian iconDebian 10.0
Debian iconDebian 9.0
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 17.10
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 18.04 LTS
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 18.10
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 19.04
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 19.10
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 20.04
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 16.04 LTS
DistributionVersionSincePackageInstalledPackager
Debian iconDebian 10.0 buster/maindeb5.5-20060227-82019-01-25323 kiB866 kiB
Debian iconDebian 9.0 stretch/maindeb5.5-20060227-7+b12017-11-10324 kiB836 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 17.10 artful/universedeb5.5-20060227-72017-11-10312 kiB826 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 18.04 LTS bionic/universedeb5.5-20060227-7build12018-06-19317 kiB829 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 18.10 cosmic/universedeb5.5-20060227-7build12019-01-14317 kiB829 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 19.04 disco/universedeb5.5-20060227-82019-01-20318 kiB872 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 19.10 eoan/universedeb5.5-20060227-82019-06-17318 kiB872 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 20.04 focal/universedeb5.5-20060227-8Jan 07318 kiB872 kiB
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 16.04 LTS xenial/universedeb5.5-20060227-72017-11-10312 kiB826 kiB

Manual pages

diskd(1)

diskd - disk daemon; wait for disk to be inserted

diskseekd(1)

diskseek, diskseekd - disk seek daemon; simulates Messy Dos’ drive cleaning effect

fdmount(1)

fdmount - Floppy disk mount utility

fdrawcmd(1)

fdrawcmd - send raw commands to the floppy disk controller

floppycontrol(1)

floppycontrol - floppy driver configuration utility

floppymeter(1)

floppymeter - measure raw capacity and exact rotation speed of floppy drive

getfdprm(1)

getfdprm - print the current format information

setfdprm(1)

setfdprm - sets user-provided floppy disk parameters

superformat(1)

superformat - format floppies

xdfcopy(1)

xdfcopy - copy and format XDF disks in Linux

fd(4)

fd - floppy disk device

fdutilsconfig(8)

fdutilsconfig - configure the suid bit of fdmount

MAKEFLOPPIES(8)

MAKEFLOPPIES - Creates the default floppy device nodes.

Latest updates

Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 20.04 focal/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 introduced

Jan 07
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Oct 10
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Oct 10
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Oct 10
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Oct 10
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 25
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 25
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 25
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 25
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 06
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 06
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 06
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 06
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 06
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 06
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 06
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 06
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 06
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 removed

Sep 06
Ubuntu icon

Ubuntu 19.10 eoan/universe: Version 5.5-20060227-8 reintroduced

Sep 05
Ondřej Nový <>
  • d/copyright: Use https protocol in Format field
  • d/changelog: Remove trailing whitespaces
  • d/control: Set Vcs-* to salsa.debian.org
Andreas Henriksson <>
  • Add debian/config-ftbfs.patch (Closes: #916065)
Matteo Cypriani
  • Bumped Standards-Version to 4.3.0 (no changes needed)
  • Bumped compat-level to debhelper 12 (with --no-parallel)
  • d/rules: hardening is now enabled
  • Added lintian-overrides files
  • d/control: secure Homepage URI
  • d/watch: fixed broken mirror, updated to version 4
  • d/README.Debian: proof-read and reformatted
  • Patches:
    • dont_strip_binaries.patch: fixed a typo in the header
    • documentation-spelling_errors.patch: a few more errors fixed
  • d/config: dropped support for fdutils 5.2
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