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I use Knoppix 4 and whenever I try to use a floppy, it is rotating it at some - low speed and absolutely nothing happens. I tryed reformating in Knoppix ...
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    Unhappy Floppy Discs problem


    I use Knoppix 4 and whenever I try to use a floppy, it is rotating it at some - low speed and absolutely nothing happens. I tryed reformating in Knoppix with KDiskette (or something similar) and it goes like normal formatting. I tried with DOS and ext2. When it goes to 100 % it falls to 0% and again the floppy rotates slow and the same situation.
    Any ideas?

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    Floppy disks and drives are notoriously unreliable.
    Try a fresh new disk, and if that doesn't work,
    replace the drive. The ultimate test is if the drive
    will work in dos. You can download ISO files that,
    when burned to cd, will boot you into a plain
    dos system. If the floppy is still flakey in that
    case, replace the drive. They are cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcgreen
    Floppy disks and drives are notoriously unreliable.
    Try a fresh new disk, and if that doesn't work,
    replace the drive. The ultimate test is if the drive
    will work in dos. You can download ISO files that,
    when burned to cd, will boot you into a plain
    dos system. If the floppy is still flakey in that
    case, replace the drive. They are cheap.
    I tried another disk, it is not working same as the first one . The drive is working in Windows nice...

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