Format floppy problem

Stephen Liu satimis at
Tue Mar 16 08:30:44 PST 2004

Hi folks,

FreeBSD 5.2

Floppies formatted on M$Win can be mounted, copied files to and read, etc.

But floppies formatted on FreeBSD with

$ fdformat /dev/fd0
Format 1440K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y

they could not be mounted

$ mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /usr/home/user/floppy
msdosfs: /dev/fd0: Invalid argument

I tested 3 floppies with the same result.  Kindly advise how to fix this 
problem.  Is there a special format floppy command for FreeBSD.


Stephen Liu

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