The following reply was made to PR kern/4086; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Wolfgang Helbig <hel...@MX.BA-Stuttgart.De>
Subject: Re: kern/4086: Floppy Disk Driver Problem
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 10:23:34 +0200 (MET DST)
Synopsis: Floppy Disk Driver Problem
Arrival-Date: Sun Jul 13 21:10:01 PDT 1997
Release: FreeBSD 2.2-STABLE i386
Micron PPro 180, 64M Core , FreeBSD-Stable, Using onboard IDE
controller/floppy controller, single 3.5" floppy drive controller detected
as a NEC72065B
fdformat fails also reading from a floppy occassionaly fails
message: hard error reading isbn xx of xxxxxx is generated on the console
this error is not isolated to this computer I have heard of other people
having it (fdformat will work in 2.1.5 but not 2.2)
run fdformat on my machine with any floppy disk
transfer relevant files to a windoze machine to rawrite images copy files
on disk etc.
Another fix might be to use the raw device (i. e. /dev/rfd0) instead
of the block device (i. e. fd0) as argument to fdformat.