"write protect" problems w/ floppies
Brian Lawrence Dear
whofan at well.sf.ca.us
Wed Jun 6 09:44:46 AEST 1990
Something's wrong with my SCO XENIX 386 (v. 2.2.3) system -- I think.
I can't seem to format floppies anymore. Can't get mkfs to work.
Keeps coming back with messages like:
formatting /dev/rfd096ds15 ...
track 00 head 0 error on dev floppy (0/52), block=0 cmd=00000005
format: error formatting /dev/rfd096ds15
isize = 288
m/n 1 15
Floppy is write protected.
mkfs: write error 2
Filesystem creation failed. Try again.
Now, none of these floppies are write protected. And I get same error
message if I try to mkfs a 5.25" 1.2MB floppy, a 5.25" 360K floppy, or
a 3.5" 1.44MB floppy. They all result in same error message complaint.
This is the 1st time this has happened. Drives work fine otherwise; read
and write floppies fine. No changes have been made to kernel in ages.
This problem only appeared last wk. Anyone know what might be causing it>
I can't do backups until I get this thing solved.
Thanks in advance for help/suggestions.
-- Brian L. Dear
Coconut Computing, Inc.
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