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|Summary:||gfloppy produces corrupt ext2 filesystem|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3||Reporter:||Need Real Name <john_larkworthy>|
|Component:||gnome-utils||Assignee:||Jonathan Blandford <jrb>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||Aaron Brown <abrown>|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||MoveUpstream, Triaged|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-02-09 11:50:02 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2002-02-13 13:13:27 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2.1) Gecko/20010901 Description of problem: gfloppy from the menu->programs->utils->gfloppy and electing to use the ext2 file system format produces a floppy which cannot be removed and mounted later. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.insert floppy into drive 2. run menu->programs->utils->gfloppy from GNOME desktop 3. select ext2 file high density 3.5" discs (1.44M). 4. press format. 5. answer yes to format and no to format more disks 6. check disk format using /sbin/e2fsck -f /dev/hd0 Actual Results: lots of errors reported by e2fsck see attached created by /sbin/e2fsck -f -n /dev/hd0 Expected Results: e2fsck verifies format OK. disk can be removed and re-inserted with Nautilus finding the correct file system on the floppy. Additional info:
Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-02-13 13:14:47 EST
Created attachment 45564 [details] output from e2fsck following execution of gfloppy.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-24 11:50:48 EST
Have you tried it with more than one floppy disk? At least 1 in 10 floppy disks are just broken...
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2002-02-26 07:33:26 EST
I have tried this on 2 separate installations of RH7.2 (a low cost notebook and a home built desktop). I have tried 3 diferent floppies (2 on the desktop and 1 on the notebook) all with the same result. The floppies seem to pass the low level format and the final check for bad blocks (as reported by gfloppy) following the creation of the ext2 file system. I am puzzled that this only seems to be a problem on these disks when using gfloppy and that mke2fs does not show this problem.
Comment 4 Chris Kloiber 2003-10-31 17:09:48 EST
Created attachment 95641 [details] Output from 'e2fsck -f -n /dev/fd0' after formatting floppy with gfloppy.