Re: argh! linux and floppies
Ron Johnson wrote:
> On 10/28/06 17:47, Kent West wrote:
> >> Mark Grieveson wrote:
> >>> Has anyone else noticed how awful Linux has become for dealing with
> >>> floppies (aka A-drive)?
> >> I have just 30 minutes ago tried to use three 3.5" floppies on two
> >> different machines, and can't get anywhere with them. I decided to put
> >> it on the back burner and read my email when I came across your post.
> >> I've tried cfdisk and fdisk to look at the partition(s) (do these work
> >> on floppies?), and mformat, and mkfs.vfat, and fdformat, and all I ever
> >> get is something like "could not get geometry of device" or "Problem
> >> reading cylinder 0" or "Unable to read /dev/fd0", etc.
> >> Very frustrating. It's nice to know it appears to be happening to
> >> someone else also.
> What kernel? Debian binary or home-rolled?
westk[@westk03]:/home/westk> uname -a
Linux westk03 2.6.17-1-k7 #1 SMP Sat Jul 29 16:07:30 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux