Problems with formatting floppy under System V/386
rp at osc.COM
Wed Mar 7 06:11:34 AEST 1990
I've had some problems formatting floppy disks(1.2M) under System V/386.
If I format a disk using format and then try to cpio I get a write failure.
If the disk was formatted under DOS then I can read/write the disk with
no problems. I have no problem reading or writing archives from floppies that
have been previously formatted (like an old set of distribution diskettes) or
those formatted under DOS. I've also written a program to format the disks
using the ioctl (vtoc) interface and I get the same results.
Have I missed something here ?? The diskettes I'm using are from
Kodak. Has anyone experienced similar problems with any other blank
unformatted diskettes ???
Thanks in advance,
rp at osc.com
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