linux and floppy drive
tony at baechler.net
Sat Oct 6 01:43:29 UTC 2012
No, I'm not talking about dosfsutils. I'm talking about fdutils. It's a
different package. I'm not surprised that mkfs.ext2 wouldn't work. The
only other idea I have is to try with a different machine or a different
disk. I only suggest fdutils because it's supposed to probe for a floppy
drive. I think fdformat is part of dosfsutils and not the same thing.
On 10/5/2012 3:40 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I have fdformat and yes I did download the dosfsutils package. I do have
> /dev/fd0 too and dmesg detects it as an 1440K drive. mkfs.vfat gets drive
> timeouts and errors and mkfs.ext2 can't write the superblock on the drive
> since it's too small for that. I may just have to use a different machine
> to solve this problem.
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