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Old 02-04-2008
Can not initialize the floppy

Hello Everyone,

Has anyboby ever come across the problem when fd refuses to get initialised. I try to use mediainit command, the fd is being accessed (the fd's LIT is green for some secs) but then I get the message - "Initialize media command failed - permission denied" I checked the diskette, device files, the permissions are set so that everyone could access it. When I use SAM I see another message "media command failed - I/O Error". Actually when I first time tried to use SAM the message was that Permission denied.
I changed several drives, diskettes - the same result.

Thanks
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Old 02-04-2008
Last time I used a floppy was with hpux 9 on a 712 station...

What is the return value of mediainit?

Have you tried with the floppy dos formatted and dosif cmd?
(Just thoughts.. dont remember if can be done)

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