How To Install xdfformat on Fedora 34

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install xdfformat on Fedora 34 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update xdfformat as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install fdutils
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install fdutils

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is xdfformat and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running Fedora 34. This guide was written specifically with a server running Fedora 34 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install xdfformat on Fedora 34. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install xdfformat on Fedora 34 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install xdfformat using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install fdutils

Install xdfformat on Fedora 34 using yum

Because xdfformat is available in Fedora 34’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install xdfformat package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install fdutils

How to upgrade (update) a single package xdfformat using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like xdfformat in this example you should use the following command:

yum update fdutils

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade fdutils

How to Upgrade xdfformat on Fedora 34 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update fdutils

How To remove xdfformat from Fedora 34

To uninstall only the xdfformat package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove fdutils

Extra info and code examples

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.


You now have a full guide on how to install xdfformat using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the xdfformat from Fedora 34.

See also:

How To Install xdfformat on Kali Linux

How To Install xdfformat on Debian 11

How To Install xdfformat on Fedora 34

How To Install xdfformat on CentOS 8

How To Install xdfformat on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install xdfformat on Ubuntu 21.04