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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 fol-
       lowing 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
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       only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation
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mtools-4.0.12                       03Nov09                      mbadblocks(1)