Subject: port-i386/646: fdformat missing on i386
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/17/1994 16:35:06
>Number:         646
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       there is no floppy diskette formatting utility on NetBSD/i386
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Dec 17 16:35:04 1994
>Originator:     John Kohl
NetBSD Kernel Hackers `R` Us
>Release:        1.0
System: NetBSD kolvir 1.0A NetBSD 1.0A (KOLVIR) #36: Sat Dec 17 08:26:43 EST 1994 jtk@kolvir:/u1/NetBSD-current/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/KOLVIR i386


There is no floppy diskette formatting utility on NetBSD/i386.  Other
free x86 systems have a formatting utility.

Try to find such a utility.


I have ported the floppy formatting utility and floppy disk device
driver support from FreeBSD-current.  It's probably a bit excessive to
include patches relative to NetBSD-current here, primarily because there
are new files to generate.  I'd be glad to send them out-of-band to
someone if they'll put them into the source tree.

I look forward to hearing from someone.