lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2002]   [May]   [5]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18 floppy driver EATS floppies
Date
From
Chris Rankin <cj.rankin@ntlworld.com> said:
> "Sebastian Szonyi" at May 05, 2002 04:58:50 PM
> > I buyed once (a long time ago) a box with 10 floppies.
> > Two died in the first day of use. From the others i still have some today.
> >
> > I think the quality of the floppies (and other products) today isn't so
> > high :-(
>
> Well, that's one explanation. Curiously, I've just managed to salvage
> my floppy disk. My initial attempt to run either "mkfs -t vfat" or "dd
> if=mini.ima of=/dev/fd0" failed, so I ran "mkfs -t ext2" instead. Once
> that ran successfully, I was able to dd the image again, and this time
> it worked.

That cleaned the heads, and now it works. Happened to me too on the (little
used) fd of my notebook.
--
Horst von Brand vonbrand@sleipnir.valparaiso.cl
Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:25    [W:0.027 / U:3.544 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site