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

Nate Lawson nate at
Mon Sep 20 23:23:30 PDT 2004

Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> 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?
> 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
> functionality?

And that, kids, is how BMS got into USB maintainership.


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