problems with msdos floppies in 5.0
Eduardo Viruena Silva
mrspock at esfm.ipn.mx
Sun Apr 13 14:41:21 PDT 2003
Hello FreeBSD gurus!
I'm running FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE p7.
I cannot mount msdos diskettes, I tried:
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
# mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
msdosfs: /dev/fd0: Input/output error
I thought my diskette was damaged, or my drive broken, or my cable...
I checked everything. I even bought a new floppy drive. Nothing.
Now, with another computer, a very old one, I made a MS-DOS boot disk, I
used it to boot the computer where the problem is happening and I could
read and write files to my diskettes.
I also tried mtools, and they didn't work either.
plain_io: Input/output error
init A: could not read boot sector
Cannot initialize 'A:'
Thanks in advance.
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