On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 01:27:06PM +0300, Tuomas wrote: > ajm, > > Thanks for taking the pains to reply. > > This is what I tried: > > localhost# newfs -L FreeBSD /dev/fd0 > newfs: wtfs: 512 bytes at sector 2879: Input/output error > localhost# newfs_msdos -f 1440 -L MSDOS /dev/fd0 > /dev/fd0: 2847 sectors in 2847 FAT12 clusters (512 bytes/cluster) > bps=512 spc=1 res=1 nft=2 rde=224 sec=2880 mid=0xf0 spf=9 spt=18 hds=2 hid=0 > newfs_msdos: /dev/fd0: Input/output error > > On another forum, someone suggested to me that I should try FreeBSD 6.x. > FreeBSD 5.x has, according to this guy, some problems with some floppies. > > So maybe I try FreeBSD 6.x, or I will use Linux on this machine. > > Thanks for the help, though. :-) > > Tuomas
It's been a while since I had 5.3 on my system...but see if you have the following in your /dev directory. /dev/fd0.1440 if so try this: # fdformat /dev/fd0.1440 or try mformat a: you must have this port installed for mformat to work: /usr/ports/emulators/mtools -- FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE i386 GENERIC _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"