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Re: superformat troubles

>>>>> "Eric" == Eric Delaunay <delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr> writes:
    Eric> It's a sun4m machine type: a SparcClassic/X promoted to
    Eric> SparcClassic after I fixed the NVRAM.  The floppy drive is a
    Eric> MT-19 coming from an IPC workstation.  I know it's an
    Eric> unusual combination of hardware, but it's the only one I got
    Eric> for free ;-) I can read and write data with no problem.
    Eric> Just can't format.  I don't know if the trouble is hardware
    Eric> related (very old floppy drive), kernel related or
    Eric> application related (fdformat/superformat).  Any pointer is
    Eric> welcome.

To add another data point. I tried creating a boot floppy while testing
the install process today on a standard Sparc5.  No joy formating
either (though unfortunately I don't have a log of what happened)

"Normality is a statistical illusion." -- me

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