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.


I suspect the problem does not lie in FreeBSD, but elsewhere. Have you
tried using different floppy discs? Specially another brand? Maybe the
cable connecting your floppy drive is playing on you or even the drive
itself is faulty.

I just tried the following on a fresh 5.5-RELEASE install without any

# mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
# fdformat /dev/fd0
# newfs -L FreeBSD /dev/fd0
# newfs_msdos -f 1440 -L MSDOS /dev/fd0

I hope this helps.


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