[SunRescue] OpenBSD boot floppy DOA
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Tue Feb 6 17:24:32 CST 2001
I usually pull the floppy drives once a year, and clean and lube
them. blow them out carefully and then I apply a light silicon and teflon
lube to the rails and worm gear.
At 04:00 PM 2/6/01 -0600, you wrote:
> >>I get something like:
> >>Cant read disk label
> >>Cant read ...
> >>Boot failed
>I ran into this on an IPX. Turns out the floppy drive was dirty and would
>read some floppies but not others. Try blowing the floppy drive out with
>canned air. (It'll probably be pretty dusty so you might want to take the
>drive outside and do this.)
>After doing this (Actual _dustballs_ came out of the drive!) the floppy
>drive worked fine after that.
>If the drive still gives you a headache you might want to look around
>(http://www.memoryx.net/3701207.html or www.ebay.com) for a replacement.
>Hope this helps!
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