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.


if so try this:

# fdformat /dev/fd0.1440 

or try

mformat a:

you must have this port installed for mformat to work:

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