umass external usb floppy devices

Old Ranger Ranger at
Tue Dec 5 06:51:37 PST 2006

Greetings to all this morning,
After several days of trying, reading, tweaking, and cursing......
I read up on supported umass usb devices supported by FreeBSD 6.1.
The only umass usb external floppy drive I see in that list is a 
"Panasonic" external floppy.
I have a TEAC FD-05PUB USB device.

I can mount this device using mount_msdosfs /dev/da0 /mnt  no problem.

I can cd to this device, and ls and read the contents thereof.

However, whenever I try to write to this device, I get "device busy", 
among other messages which I cannot reproduce at the moment, because 
this is a dual boot machine and I'm on the "other" side of the HDD now.

Does anyone know if there is a tweak, or a hack to get around this write 
problem with TEAC umass usb floppy drives?

Thanks in advance.

Rev. Z. Wade Hampton

Ranger at


"Dedicated to those Rangers who laid down their lives;

  so that lesser men could be free to cry "peace", when

  there was none."  Author unknown


More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list