floppy disk controller broken

Michel Talon talon at lpthe.jussieu.fr
Wed Sep 17 15:04:38 UTC 2008


when testing FreeBSD-7.1-BETA i discovered that the floppy disk
controller doesn't work correctly. Trying to format a floppy (perhaps
with bad blocks) i get:
Processing fdformat: ioctl(FD_FORM): Device not configured
instead of the normal E letter. I then checked the same problem is
present on FreeBSD-6.3 and it has been reported by Beech Rintoul (*) in 
2006! Of course the floppy disk driver is particularly messy, but 
this is not pretty.

(*) i386/103862: Error with fdformat


Michel TALON

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