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Old 12-20-2007, 11:16 AM   #16
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I can't understand why there are so many fd0*. The only other possible recommendation is try this as root:

rm -f /dev/fd0
mknod /dev/fd0 b 2 0
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/tmp
(and make sure to put in a floppy disk before the mount step)

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Old 12-20-2007, 11:31 AM   #17
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All the fd0*'s are there to make provision for the different formats, if I'm not mistaken they appeared around sw3. There is a long description in info fdutils.

I also did the following:

floppycontrol -p
abort= 3
readtrack= 1
recalibrate= 0
reset= 2
reporting= 2
cmos= 4
hlt= 16
hut= 16
srt= 4000
spindown= 3000
spinup= 400
select_delay= 20
rps= 5
spindown_offset= 10
cylinders= 83
tracks= 83
timeout= 3000
interleave= 20
checkfreq= 1500
native_format= 7
autodetect seq.= 7,4,25,22,31,21,29,11

Maybe someone can use it to point at the problem.


failure, floppy

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