minfo man page
minfo — print the parameters of a MSDOS filesystem
Note of warning
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minfo command prints the parameters of a MS-DOS file system, such as number of sectors, heads and cylinders. It also prints an mformat command line which can be used to create a similar MS-DOS file system on another media. However, this doesn't work with 2m or XDF media, and with MS-DOS 1.0 file systems
Minfo supports the following option:
Prints a hexdump of the boot sector, in addition to the other information
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