On Wednesday 13 August 2003 11:56 pm, Verghese George wrote: > Hi, > > I tried a simple command of formatting a floppy drive > #fdformat /dev/fd0 > > It comes up with an output > > Errors encountered: > > cyl Head Sect Error > 0 0 1 no address mark in ID field > 0 1 1 no address mark in ID field > 1 0 1 no address mark in ID field > 1 1 1 no address mark in ID field > > etc > I am using freebsd 5.1. I had no such problems when I was using > version 4.0
Me too, but have been too busy to mention it. Was able to read floppies with the mdir and mcopy commands out of /usr/ports/emulators/mtools/ and the mformat command pretended to format a floppy but couldn't write to it and Microsoft OS's couldn't make any sense of it. Formatting the floppy with NT4 worked fine there but not here. FreeBSD 5.1. -- David Kelly N4HHE, [EMAIL PROTECTED] ===================================================================== The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its capacity -- the rest is overhead for the operating system. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"