Disused Floppy Drive Needs Head Exercise.
Is there any utility that will move the heads on a
floppy drive from one stop to the other? I needed to write a
floppy on an old system and discovered that the drive's head
moving hardware has gotten stiff with disuse. It gets better the
more I do something like dd if=/dev/fd0 of=somefile, but a
better thing would be to make the head seek to the outer-most
track, then the inner-most track and back again until things
I could probably write something but no point in
reinventing the wheel if there is already some application out
there that does this.