Subject: Re: formatting usb floppy?
To: Gary Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/2003 23:00:56
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gary Thorpe wri
> --- Bryan P <email@example.com> wrote: > On the distinguished day of Jan
>13, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> > 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
>> > >this specific drive (i can read but not write) I'm curious how to
>> > >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
>> > 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
>> > 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.
>> # Software Engineer
>How would other removeable media SCSI devices be formatted ordinarily?
>Would it work for this?
>[If dd actually works, then it would seem writes are possible....]
I've never tried formatting it, but I've never gotten any writes to
work. I was about to try 'dd', but when I plugged the drive in, I ran
afoul of another oft-discussed USB bug: it printed the 'umass0' stuff,
but not the 'sd0' part. (There was a suggestion that I should disable
ATAPI over umass. That didn't solve the problem.)
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com (2nd edition of "Firewalls" book)