[ILUG] Floppy problems
kevin at cybercolloids.net
Tue Apr 5 10:59:54 IST 2005
We have a couple of Windows and even a DOS machine still floating around the
lab, usually running various bits of equipment. Often people save data from
these machines to a floppy and then copy it onto their Linux desktop. However
we seem to get regular problems, disks will write on DOS but Linux claims its
corrupt, disks from Win XP or Win NT machines just won't read on Linux.
The problems seem to be quite random so I am wondering what is the likely
1. Did we just buy some really duff floppies?
2. Is there some Win/Linux incompatibility with very old machines?
3. Was buying cheap floppy drives for our Linux desktops a false economy?
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