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Re: [vox-tech] floppy woes
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Re: [vox-tech] floppy woes



Check your floppy's write protection tab.  The little plastic thing that
switches up and down.  One of the square holes on the top should be
closed (the left one if you look from the front, I think.)

-Mark

On Sat, 21 Sep 2002, Alexandra Thorn wrote:

>
> Been trying to create a boot disk on my RedHat 7.2 system at work.  Bought
> a pack of PC formatted disks (I *should* be able to reformat easily
> enough, shouldn't I?).  Set to work trying to create a boot disk.
> Couldn't tell what was going on (i.e. going wrong) with qmkbootdisk (the
> GUI version) so switched to mkbootdisk.
>
> So far I've tried two disks from the 10-pack.  Both exhibit the same
> problems on Linux.  They seem to be both readable and writeable on both
> Macintosh and Windows systems, though.  I tried reformatting them on the
> Macintosh, first to Mac (which resulted in evidently successful
> reformatting, but behaved exactly the same way as the original formatting
> on the Linux machine) and then to ProDOS 1.4 MB (which resulted in the
> Mac spitting out the disk complaining that the disk could not be erased
> because it was defective).
>
> Would appreciate any insight anyone may have into the following errors.
>
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
> mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.7-10
> Insert a disk in /dev/fd0. Any information on the disk will be lost.
> Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
> mkdosfs: /dev/fd0 contains a mounted file system.
> Failed to format /dev/fd0
>
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# umount /dev/fd0
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# mkbootdisk --device /dev/fd0 2.4.7-10
> Insert a disk in /dev/fd0. Any information on the disk will be lost.
> Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
> mkdosfs: unable to open /dev/fd0
> Failed to format /dev/fd0
>
>
> Other stuff I've tried:
>
> (probably mounted disk again before below commands)
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# fdformat /dev/fd0
> /dev/fd0: Read-only file system
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# fdformat /dev/fd0d360
> /dev/fd0d360: Device or resource busy
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# umount /dev/fd0
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# fdformat /dev/fd0d360
> /dev/fd0d360: Read-only file system
>
> [root@ars164 Thorn]# mkfs /dev/fd0
> mke2fs 1.26 (3-Feb-2002)
> /dev/fd0: Read-only file system while setting up superblock
>
> Thanks in advance!
> --Alex
>
> "For behold, a 386!  A spectacle of graphics and sound!"
>                                     --Strongbad
>
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