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Re: Floppy format question.



Hi tfreeman and folks,

Tks for your comment.

The floppys have been standing there for years.  I also doubt their
quality gone already.

Also ran
$ fdformat /dev/fd0H1440
/dev/fd0H1440: No such file or directory

# fdformat /dev/fd0H1440
/dev/fd0H1440: No such file or directory

B.R.
SL

> On Thu, 11 May 2006, Stephen Liu wrote:
> 
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > On formatting floppy, most of the floppies in my possession failed
> to
> > get through verification, such as
> > 
> > Verifying ... Problem reading cylinder 0, expected 18432, read 8192
> > Verifying ... Problem reading cylinder 51, expected 18432, read
> 10240
> > Verifying ... Problem reading cylinder 1, expected 18432, read
> 14336
> > etc.
> > 
> > Format has no problem.  Please advise how to fix them.
> > 
> > TIA
> 
> Personal opinion. If the disk fails verification, pitch it in the
> trash. I 
> pretty much gave up on floppys a couple years ago due to getting a 
> rediculous rate of verification errors.
>


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