Re: Linux 2.4.18 floppy driver EATS floppies

From: Anton Altaparmakov (
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 08:39:47 EST

At 14:17 05/05/02, Chris Rankin wrote:
>I am discovering that any floppy disks that I try to use under Linux
>don't last very long. This seems to be true with both my UP and SMP
>machines, neither of which has ever used its floppy drive enough for
>me to believe that the hardware is reaching the end of its life.

Have you tried cleaning your floppy drive? The fact that you are not using
it bears no relation to the fact that the heads may be dirty...

Best regards,


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