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Re: 5 inch floppies

> On Sat, Sep 03, 2005 at 10:55:28AM -0500, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> > 
> > I'm trying to read some old (duh) 5 inch
> > floppies with a borrowed drive on an FC3 box.
> > Probabaly there is more than one format,
> > but I'm not sure which has which.
> > The usual result is that I can read the
> > directory by clicking on a KDE icon,
> > but get I/O errors when trying to read any of the files.
> > Trying to mount with a mount command also results
> > in an I/O error.
> > If I couldn't read the directory,
> > I'd suppose that I was out of luck.
> > Is there a reason that the directory
> > would be easier to read than the files?
> > Any ideas on how to read the files?

Hmm - did you tell the system BIOS what you have done?
That is change the floppy type to 5 1/4" 1.2MB  or 360k?

Watch the boot screen it should tell you what (if any) floppies are set
in the BIOS.

Most of them will not auto-detect a new floppy.

Mick M.

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