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Formating a 1680k floppy - FreeBSD

How do I format a 1680k floppy? I tried: %fdformat -s 21,,,,80 /dev/fd0 That just produces a line of errors. That is EEEE... instead of VVVV.... I'm able to format the same floppy in Windows using WinImage. %uname -a FreeBSD odin.infinitebubble.com 5.3-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p2 #0: Mon Jan 3 21:48:36 PST 2005 infinitebubble.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386...

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    Default Formating a 1680k floppy

    How do I format a 1680k floppy? I tried:

    %fdformat -s 21,,,,80 /dev/fd0

    That just produces a line of errors. That is EEEE... instead of
    VVVV.... I'm able to format the same floppy in Windows using WinImage.

    %uname -a
    FreeBSD odin.infinitebubble.com 5.3-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE-p2
    #0: Mon Jan 3 21:48:36 PST 2005
    infinitebubble.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
    Jason Guest

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    Default Re: Formating a 1680k floppy

    Jason Taylor wrote:
     

    Are you sure you don't mean 1720k? Look at "/etc/disktab" for stressing
    a floppy.

    --
    Cheers,

    Kevin.

    Kevin Guest

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    Kevin G. Eliuk wrote: 
    >
    >
    > Are you sure you don't mean 1720k? Look at "/etc/disktab" for stressing
    > a floppy.
    >[/ref]

    I'm sure. I get the same results trying to create a 1720k.

    %fdformat -f 1680 /dev/fd0
    fdformat: unknown format 1680 KB for drive type 1.44M
    %fdformat -f 1720 /dev/fd0
    fdformat: unknown format 1720 KB for drive type 1.44M
    %fdformat -s 21,,,,80 /dev/fd0
    Format 1680K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    Processing E^C--------------------------------------
    %fdformat -s 21,,,,82 /dev/fd0
    Format 1722K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    Processing E^C--------------------------------------
    %
    Jason Guest

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    Default Re: Formating a 1680k floppy

    Jason Taylor wrote:
     
    >
    > I'm sure. I get the same results trying to create a 1720k.
    >
    > %fdformat -f 1680 /dev/fd0
    > fdformat: unknown format 1680 KB for drive type 1.44M
    > %fdformat -f 1720 /dev/fd0
    > fdformat: unknown format 1720 KB for drive type 1.44M
    > %fdformat -s 21,,,,80 /dev/fd0
    > Format 1680K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    > Processing E^C--------------------------------------
    > %fdformat -s 21,,,,82 /dev/fd0
    > Format 1722K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    > Processing E^C--------------------------------------[/ref]

    My mistake. ( I haven't looked at this procedure in a loooong while).
    I have just successful in creating a 1722 by:

    # fdcontrol -f 1722 /dev/fd0
    # fdformat fd0
    Format 1722K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    Processing VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV done.

    Not sure about a 1680:

    # fdcontrol -v -f 1680 /dev/fd0
    fdcontrol: unknown format 1680 KB for drive type 1.44M

    Hope this helps a bit.

    --
    Cheers,

    Kevin.

    Kevin Guest

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    Default Re: Formating a 1680k floppy

    Kevin G. Eliuk wrote: 
    >
    >
    > My mistake. ( I haven't looked at this procedure in a loooong while).
    > I have just successful in creating a 1722 by:
    >
    > # fdcontrol -f 1722 /dev/fd0
    > # fdformat fd0
    > Format 1722K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    > Processing VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV done.
    >
    > Not sure about a 1680:
    >
    > # fdcontrol -v -f 1680 /dev/fd0
    > fdcontrol: unknown format 1680 KB for drive type 1.44M
    >
    > Hope this helps a bit.
    >[/ref]

    Yes, it helped a lot! Thank you. It set me down the right path at
    least. Here's what I came up with that finally worked:

    %fdcontrol -s 21,512,0xFF,0X1C,80,500,2,0x0C,2,0,+mfm /dev/fd0
    %fdformat fd0
    Format 1680K floppy `/dev/fd0'? (y/n): y
    Processing VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV done.

    FWIW, I think the following patch for fdcio.h would let the "fdformt -f
    1680 /dev/fd0" method work. I have *not* tested this.

    --- fdcio.h Fri Sep 17 21:57:55 2004
    +++ fdcio.h.1680 Tue Apr 5 00:19:09 2005
    -182,6 +182,7
    */
    #define FDF_3_2880
    36,2,0xFF,0x1B,80,0,FDC_1MBPS,002,0x4C,1,1,FL_MFM| FL_PERPND
    #define FDF_3_1722 21,2,0xFF,0x04,82,0,FDC_500KBPS,2,0x0C,2,0,FL_MFM
    +#define FDF_3_1680 21,2,0xFF,0x1C,80,0,FDC_500KBPS,2,0x0C,2,0,FL_MFM
    #define FDF_3_1476 18,2,0xFF,0x1B,82,0,FDC_500KBPS,2,0x6C,1,0,FL_MFM
    #define FDF_3_1440 18,2,0xFF,0x1B,80,0,FDC_500KBPS,2,0x6C,1,0,FL_MFM
    #define FDF_3_1200 15,2,0xFF,0x1B,80,0,FDC_500KBPS,2,0x54,1,0,FL_MFM
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