Formatting a USB floppy in FreeBSD [SOLVED]

Brian Reichert reichert at
Thu Oct 14 11:33:34 PDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 11:09:35AM -0700, Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> Hello,
> On Thu, Oct 14, 2004 at 11:21:37AM -0400, Brian Reichert wrote:
> > I generally avoid the problem by maintaining, on my hard drive, an
> > image of a formatted floppy, and using 'dd' to write it to whatever
> > destination....
> 'dd' does not perform low level format of USB floppy devices, so
> you are talking about a completely different problem.

D'oh!  You're right; I apologize.  I haven't done a low-level format
of anything in years; I'm suprised it's still common practice.

Sorry about jumping on a thread late, w/o catching up first...


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