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Floppy drives

I think it's a wonder floppies work at all :-)

I have dumped a variety of images to disk and had mixed results too.  Mostly
due to inferior and old media, but occasionally with a drive that writes
slightly high or low on a track, and does not work on another drive.

Not fully understanding your delimma, I would recommend creating floppies on
your /dev/hda that you intend to use to recover, etc on that same drive and
use good disks.  Or try to find one as a master that works for other drives

What errors are you getting?

Chuck Young
Security Consulting
Genuity E-Services

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-admin at [mailto:discuss-admin at]On Behalf Of
Rob Ransbottom
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 10:41 AM
To: discuss at
Subject: Floppy drives

I am finding that my floppy drives are
flakey, that is they don't read each
others' output.  Aggravating as they
are used mostly for install & rescue.

Any suggestions?  (This is in a linux

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