Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123826
[RHEL3] gnome-utils floppy disk format utility should support USB drives
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:07:54 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click on system tools -> floppy formatter
2. notice how it only allows formatting of /dev/fd0
Internal RFE bug #123936 entered; will be considered for future releases.
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)
PM ACK for U6