OpenBoot 3.x Command Reference Manual

Testing the Diskette Drive

The diskette drive test determines whether or not the diskette drive is functioning properly. For some implementations, a formatted, high-density (HD) disk must be in the diskette drive for this test to succeed.

To test the diskette drive, type:

ok test floppy
Testing floppy disk system. A formatted
disk should be in the drive.
Test succeeded.

Note -

Not all OpenBoot systems include this test word.

To eject the diskette from the diskette drive of a system capable of software-controlled ejection, type:

ok eject-floppy