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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 <aia21@cantab.net>
> To: Chris Rankin <cj.rankin@ntlworld.com>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, paul@paulbristow.net,
> chaffee@cs.berkeley.edu
> 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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