Subject: Re: formatting usb floppy?
To: Daniel Carosone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/2003 18:41:24
In message <20030113232839.GA10442@bcd.geek.com.au>, Daniel Carosone writes:
>I have a usb floppy drive, which is smaller and neater than the
>modular-bay one for my laptop. Apart from other issues I'm having
>with this specific drive (i can read but not write) I'm curious
>how to format floppies in such devices.
>fdformat uses fd-specific ioctl's.
>scsictl format gives:
>/dev/sd0d: Check Condition on CDB: 03 00 00 00 20 00
> SENSE KEY: No Additional Sense
> ASC/ASCQ: No Additional Sense Information
>Is there an "official" answer? It's not something I need to do
>right now, but seems to be a functional gap at the moment.
>The drive is sd0 at atapibus1 drive 0: <TEAC, FD-05PUB, 1026> disk removable
I've experienced the same problem, and posted about it. No one has
suggested any solutions. I can usually read from the drive, but I can
never write to it.
And yes, I have the same model floppy as you do.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)