Subject: Re: formatting usb floppy?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Bryan P <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/13/2003 15:49:01
On the distinguished day of Jan 13, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> In message <>, 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.
> >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.

Me three.  What I've been doing in the mean-time is using dd to copy out a
disk image of a freshly formatted disk.

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