Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135205
Kfloppy fails to create filesystem (DOS) to floppy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:51 EST
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Description of problem:
Kfloppy fails to create filesystem (DOS) to floppy when formatting it.
Selected options (Quick/full -format, verify integrity, label) does
not seem to have any influence to the result.
Minor thing is, that kfloppy does not show any kind of progress
information during formatting. Application dialog is grayed, and blue
progress bar does not increase.
This problem occures in both i386 and amd64 versions of Fedora Core 2.
I have two i386 machines and one amd64 machine, and this error occures
in all of them, so it most likely is not a hardware issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start kfloppy (for example from shell by typing $kfloppy &
2. Set basic settings as follows:
- Floppy Drive: Primary
- Size: 3.5" 1.4MB
- Filesystem: DOS
- Full format selected
- Verify integrity checked
- Label checked
3. Start formatting
4. After formatting is ready (a bit difficult to know, because
progress bar does not work :)) try to moutn the floppy from shell
with command $mount /mnt/floppy
Actual Results: The floppy should be able to be mounted after
formatting, and to be accessible for reading and writing.
Expected Results: $mount /mnt/floppy
mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
Filesystem can be created to floppy manually by giving the command
gfloppy does not seem to suffer this problem, it just works.
it's fixed in KDE-3.3.1, which you could download from ftp.kde.org for