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hermouche
28th March 2007, 10:45 PM
hy,
I want to format a floppy disk, in doing so i got the following message:

[root@localhost ~]# fdformat /dev/fd0u1440
Double-sided, 80 tracks, 18 sec/track. Total capacity 1440 kB.
Formatting ... done
Verifying ... Read: : Input/output error
Problem reading cylinder 0, expected 18432, read -1
[root@localhost ~]#

is it a floppy disk error, i mean the floppy is not good, or something is wrong in my fedora core 6?
I tryed several floppy disks and i got the same message each time.

Any help please.

Thanks
red