DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2011-03
I am trying to figure out why the floppy drive doesn't work on DragonFly.
I reset all the bios settings to their defaults and installed Windows
and the floppy works fine. I then did a fresh install of DragonFly 2.8.2.
When the system boots I get the following messages.
fd0 <1440-KB 3.5" drive> of fdc0 drive 0
fd0: hard error reading offset 00000000000 for 512 (No status)
fd0: reading primary partition table: error accessing 000000000000 for 512
I don't know if that is normal or not.
I logged on as root and inserted a write enabled floppy in the drive.
The command fdformat /dev/fd0.1440 gives me the message
fdformat: ioctl (FD_FORM): input/output error
If I repeat the command I get
fd0: reading primary partition table: error accessing 00000000000 for 512
If I repeat the command again the system panics.
Is anyone else using a floppy drive and having these problems?