Re: need help with bug#89693: superformat on powerpc
On Sun, Jun 30, 2002 at 01:23:18PM +0200, Jochen Voss wrote:
> it states that many commands from the fdutils package
> (for example superformat and getfdprm) fail with the
> error message "Unknown error 515". Could somebody check
> whether this is reproducible with the current fdutils
> package from unstable (fdutils-5.4-20020222-2) and a
> current kernel?
I think this might in part be due to bugs in the swim3 (pmac) floppy
driver. In a PPC with a 'standard' PC floppy:
DS HD sect=18
# setfdprm -p /dev/fd0 7
Usage: setfdprm [-c] [-p] [-y] [-n] drive [geometry]
Type setfdprm --help to get a more complete help
# floppycontrol -P
keep data= 0
# floppycontrol --pollstate
keep data= 0
# floppycontrol --print werror
can't open floppy drive: No such file or directory
Usage: floppycontrol ....
[Note, this happens on my x86 box as well]
# floppycontrol --tracks=80
# echo $?
The second part of the bug report is (was, even) a known bug with the
swim3 code which has since been fixed and I believe 2.4.19 will work
correctly in that case.
Tom Rini (TR1265)
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