Re: 2.0.25 tells me "floppy0: timeout handler died: do fd request"

Alain Knaff (
Thu, 21 Nov 1996 09:53:43 +0100

>---- As written by Gerd Knorr:
>> Hi *,
>> Got the message above while copying a 1.44 Floppy from 3.5" to 5.25" using
>> the following line:
>> felix root ~# fdformat /dev/fd1h1440; dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/disk; dd if=/tm
>p/disk of=/dev/fd1h1440
>Hmm.. you're making an image copy of a 1.44MB disk
>onto a 1.2MB disk.

Hmm yes, he is. But he ain't wrong: the /dev/fd0h1440 (note the
lower case h) device allows you to put 1440K on a 5.25" disk. Thus
the bug is real (and I'll try to track it down as soon as I have the
time...). Ironically, this is the first time that I see that the
/dev/fd0h1440 device is used as it should...