Re: argh! linux and floppies
On 30.10.06 11:45, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> I've been following this thread with interest, since I was the one who
> initially expressed his exasperation over Linux coughing up floppies
> like so much sour milk.
> Anyway, I finally did find a floppy that was actually mounted by my
> system (of course, later, my computer rejected it as not worthy also.)
> Anyway, I did try this superformat on it, with the following result
> (which, of course, is the Linux computer coughing it up as a snobby
> vintner coughs up regular wine):
I have bad experiences with floppies - they can be easily broken by dust
(some floppies are unusable after few years), drives have to be cleaned etc
Maybe this is your problem too...
> debian:/home/mark# superformat /dev/fd0 hd
> Verifying cylinder 5, head 1 error during command execution
> 66 04 05 01 01 02 12 1b ff
> 44 20 20 05 01 0d 02
I'd say this is a bad floppy.
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