minfo - print the parameters of a MSDOS filesystem


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command prints the parameters of a Dos filesystem, such as number of sectors, heads and cylinders. It also prints an mformat command line which can be used to create a similar Dos filesystem on another media. However, this doesn’t work with 2m or Xdf media, and with Dos 1.0 filesystems

Mlabel supports the following option:
 Prints a hexdump of the bootsector, in addition to the other information


Mtools’ texinfo doc


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