floppy drive problem

Andy Farkas andyf at speednet.com.au
Mon Apr 21 19:08:05 PDT 2003

On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Chris Pockele wrote:

> I've got a 486 laptop running a FreeBSD 4.7-STABLE snapshot from
> february 4th.  Unfortunately its floppy drive is acting weird under FreeBSD:
> nomad# mount -t msdos /dev/fd0a /mnt
> fd0c: hard error reading fsbn 0 of 0-3 (ST0 40<abnrml> ST1 10<data_overrun> ST2
> 0 cyl 0 hd 0 sec 1)
> msdos: /dev/fd0a: Input/output error

Try doing a 'fdformat fd0' several times on different floppy disks.

I wouldn't rule out that your drive has died... its happened to me.


 :{ andyf at speednet.com.au

        Andy Farkas
    System Administrator
   Speednet Communications

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