[lkml]   [2001]   [Mar]   [29]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Subjectdiskette change problems
I put a write-protected diskette into fd0
cat /dev/zero > /dev/fd0: readonly filesystem
then removed dikette, switched the plastic nibble
reinserted diskette
cat /dev/zero > /dev/fd0 : readonly filesystem
removed the diskette
cat /dev/zero: a bunch of garbage, then kernel spasms about sectors not found and
commands not performed
reinserted the diskette
cat /dev/zero > /dev/fd0: readonly filesystem
rebooted the machine
cat /dev/zero > /dev/fd0: run OK.

morale: if you are not able to write on a write-permitted diskette, reboot the kernel

Karel Kulhavy
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:18    [W:0.045 / U:31.808 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site