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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.18 floppy driver EATS floppies

On Sun, 5 May 2002, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:

> Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 14:39:47 +0100
> From: Anton Altaparmakov <>
> To: Chris Rankin <>
> Cc:,,
> Subject: Re: Linux 2.4.18 floppy driver EATS floppies
> At 14:17 05/05/02, Chris Rankin wrote:
> >I am discovering that any floppy disks that I try to use under Linux
> >don't last very long. This seems to be true with both my UP and SMP
> >machines, neither of which has ever used its floppy drive enough for
> >me to believe that the hardware is reaching the end of its life.
> Have you tried cleaning your floppy drive? The fact that you are not using
> it bears no relation to the fact that the heads may be dirty...
> Best regards,
> Anton

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 :-(

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