Bug 123826 - (IT_73057) [RHEL3] gnome-utils floppy disk format utility should support USB drives
[RHEL3] gnome-utils floppy disk format utility should support USB drives
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2004-05-20 15:32 EDT by Gary Lerhaupt
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-22 17:06:44 EDT
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Description Gary Lerhaupt 2004-05-20 15:32:28 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; 
H010818; .NET CLR 1.0.3705)

Description of problem:
The current version of gfloppy is hardcoded to only allow formatting 
of /dev/fd0 and /dev/fd1.  If the "format floppy" menu option in 
gnome will continue to point to gfloppy, then gfloppy should be 
extended to allow formatting of USB floppies.  There is a trend to 
move away from including floppy drives in systems, and so many are 
instead using USB floppies.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. click on system tools -> floppy formatter
2. notice how it only allows formatting of /dev/fd0

Additional info:
Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2004-05-21 16:22:03 EDT
Internal RFE bug #123936 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 2 David Balažic 2005-04-21 08:34:23 EDT
While you're at it, drop in support for IDE floppies too.

I have an LS-120 as /dev/hdd
(and Fedora Core 4 test2, gloppy only lists /dev/fd0)
Comment 4 Marty Wesley 2005-05-26 02:48:14 EDT
PM ACK for U6

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