cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/fdformat fdformat.c src/usr.sbin/fdread fdutil.c

Bruce M Simpson bms at
Mon Sep 20 23:07:44 PDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 12:09:30AM +0200, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Bruce M Simpson <bms at> writes:
> > Has anyone else noticed that we can't fdformat(8) USB floppy drives?
> Hasn't everyone switched to USB memory sticks yet?

No, and to be honest it's unrealistic to expect users to do so right now,
just because of a gap in expected functionality.

Users who migrate from Windows or even Linux will be asking "Why can't I
format a disk in my USB floppy drive in FreeBSD?" and I'd really rather we
didn't fob them off with "No, switch to USB memory sticks instead", as such
an answer is just going to alienate new or prospective users of the system.

So, once again: has anyone else noticed this gap in the system's expected


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