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Old 06-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Jude DaShiell
 
Default any ideas?

Script started on Sun 17 Jun 2012 08:26:58 AM EDT
jude@stmarys:~$ mdir a:/
plain_io: Input/output error
plain_io: Input/output error
init A: could not read boot sector
Cannot initialize 'A:'
jude@stmarys:~$ exit
exit

Script done on Sun 17 Jun 2012 08:27:37 AM EDT

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Ralf Mardorf
 
Default any ideas?

On Sun, 2012-06-17 at 08:29 -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Script started on Sun 17 Jun 2012 08:26:58 AM EDT
> jude@stmarys:~$ mdir a:/
> plain_io: Input/output error
> plain_io: Input/output error
> init A: could not read boot sector
> Cannot initialize 'A:'
> jude@stmarys:~$ exit
> exit
>
> Script done on Sun 17 Jun 2012 08:27:37 AM EDT

No, but maybe http://onlamp.com/bsd/2000/12/13/FreeBSD_Basics.html gives
a hint?! I'm not interested to read it myself.

Google links to several threads, I only take (took?) care about the
O'Reilly link, since O'Reilly usually is a good source.

For some reason I need Windoof, but I only installed it as guest to a
virtual machine. IMO everybody should get rid of Windoof, if possible.
Linux already is a PITA, for me there's no need to care for Windoof too,
since it's more than just a PITA. If possible do yourself a favorer and
drop Windows, if possible.


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Old 06-17-2012, 01:49 PM
Jude DaShiell
 
Default any ideas?

I think the floppy in this machine is defective. The information on bsd
wasn't useful in fact, as root I was prevented from changing permissions
on the /dev/fd0 device.

Script started on Sun 17 Jun 2012 09:45:57 AM EDT
root@stmarys:~# dmesg | regrep fd0
[ 1.083042] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
[ 2261.544104] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2264.552113] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2264.552496] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2267.560113] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2267.560565] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2270.568111] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2273.576111] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2273.576673] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2276.584112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2276.584745] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2304.976115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2307.984116] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2307.984971] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2310.992114] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2310.993027] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2314.000110] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2317.008111] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2317.009136] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2320.016115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2320.017221] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 2520.200025] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2520.224026] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2620.576114] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2623.584114] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2626.592112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2629.600113] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2632.608108] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2699.128112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2702.136115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2705.144111] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2708.152112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2711.160113] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2714.168109] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2717.176112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2720.184114] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2723.192112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2726.200115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2729.208110] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2732.216117] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2757.000115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2760.008117] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2763.024115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 2766.032116] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6780.112112] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6783.128126] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6783.130984] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6786.136117] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6786.139003] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6789.152115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6792.160116] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6792.163046] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6795.168118] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6795.171078] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6827.584116] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6830.600118] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6833.608114] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6833.610603] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6836.616115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6836.618543] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6893.696116] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6896.704116] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6896.705469] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
[ 6899.712115] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
[ 6899.713383] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
root@stmarys:~# exit
exit

Script done on Sun 17 Jun 2012 09:46:21 AM EDT

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Old 06-17-2012, 02:25 PM
keith
 
Default any ideas?

On Sun, 2012-06-17 at 09:49 -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I think the floppy in this machine is defective. The information on bsd
> wasn't useful in fact, as root I was prevented from changing permissions
> on the /dev/fd0 device.
Looks like the FAT is corrupt. If the data is important to you, try
gddrescue, then attempt to loop mount the image. If that fails, I think
you will have lost your data, & will just have to try re formatting the
disk.


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Old 06-17-2012, 02:30 PM
Jude DaShiell
 
Default any ideas?

The floppy won't even refoprmat. Also, putting a never used floppy in
that drive and attempting to format it fails as well.

On Sun, 17 Jun 2012, keith wrote:

> On Sun, 2012-06-17 at 09:49 -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > I think the floppy in this machine is defective. The information on bsd
> > wasn't useful in fact, as root I was prevented from changing permissions
> > on the /dev/fd0 device.
> Looks like the FAT is corrupt. If the data is important to you, try
> gddrescue, then attempt to loop mount the image. If that fails, I think
> you will have lost your data, & will just have to try re formatting the
> disk.
>
>
>

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Old 06-17-2012, 02:50 PM
Gary Dale
 
Default any ideas?

On 17/06/12 10:30 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:

The floppy won't even refoprmat. Also, putting a never used floppy in
that drive and attempting to format it fails as well.

On Sun, 17 Jun 2012, keith wrote:


On Sun, 2012-06-17 at 09:49 -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:

I think the floppy in this machine is defective. The information on bsd
wasn't useful in fact, as root I was prevented from changing permissions
on the /dev/fd0 device.

Looks like the FAT is corrupt. If the data is important to you, try
gddrescue, then attempt to loop mount the image. If that fails, I think
you will have lost your data,& will just have to try re formatting the
disk.






It sounds like the drive is defective.

In future, please use more descriptive subject lines. "Any ideas" tells
us nothing about the fact that you are having a floppy disk problem.



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Old 06-17-2012, 03:04 PM
"Cybe R. Wizard"
 
Default any ideas?

On Sun, 17 Jun 2012 09:49:31 -0400 (EDT)
Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@shellworld.net> wrote:

> I think the floppy in this machine is defective. The information on
> bsd wasn't useful in fact, as root I was prevented from changing
> permissions on the /dev/fd0 device.
>
> Script started on Sun 17 Jun 2012 09:45:57 AM EDT
> root@stmarys:~# dmesg | regrep fd0
> [ 1.083042] Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> [ 2261.544104] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
> [ 2264.552113] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
> [ 2264.552496] Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
> [ 2267.560113] end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

My Sid installation was getting these messages recently and I don't
even /have/ a floppy drive. I found the boot sequence in the BIOS had
somehow been re-set to attempt booting from floppy first. Did I
accidentally re-set it, myself? Don't know. Re-setting the BIOS to
disable floppy booting solved it.

Cybe R. Wizard
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:13 PM
keith
 
Default any ideas?

On Sun, 2012-06-17 at 10:30 -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> The floppy won't even refoprmat. Also, putting a never used floppy
> in
> that drive and attempting to format it fails as well.
>
Checked all the connections?
Cables damaged?



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Old 06-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Jude DaShiell
 
Default any ideas?

Yes, I checked the cables and they're in properly. I know because I have
done volunteer work with smartco-inc.org since 2006 and what I do is
disassemble computers for recycling.
I think I will put together a system disk with a screen reader program on
it and put that in the drive and boot the computer on it. If the screen
reader comes up talking, the floppy will have been proved to be working
correctly.



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