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Old 02-22-2005, 01:37 AM   #1
bruse
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Angry manipulate the floppy


HI,
i am using mandrake 10.0.i heard about the command "badblocks"
i have so many problem with floppy.
suddenly it has the error.
is there any command to take over the small errors.
or is there any software running in linux to rectify?
just one it self it has errors.

thanks..
 
Old 02-22-2005, 07:49 AM   #2
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badblocks is used to check a floppy or a cd or a hard drive for umm, bad blocks.

if one floppy is causing mis-reads.......you could try a full format using the command kfloppy rather than fast format

if you like commands
insert suspect floppy to format
fdformat /dev/fd0
su
mkfs.msdos /dev/fd0

if you don't like msdos change to ext2........and ext2 is checked for integrety every so ofter.

or
badblocks -v /dev/fd0 for verbose output of badblocks found with inserted floppy

ADVICE

floppy is cheap and nasty......use cdr for valuable stuff or create a second floppy in future?
 
  


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