mbadblocks(1) -- Linux man page
Namembadblocks - tests a floppy disk, and marks the bad blocks in the FAT
Note of warningThis 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.
The mbadblocks command is used to scan an MS-DOS floppy and mark its unused bad blocks as bad. It uses the following syntax:
BugsMbadblocks 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 AlsoMtools' texinfo doc
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