Bug 170378 - RHEL3: /usr/bin/floppy doesn't work with /dev/fd0
RHEL3: /usr/bin/floppy doesn't work with /dev/fd0
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Ben Levenson
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Blocks: RHEL3U8CanFix
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Reported: 2005-10-11 04:10 EDT by Karel Zak
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2006-0456
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-07-20 10:45:46 EDT
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Description Karel Zak 2005-10-11 04:10:01 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #169628 +++

Description of problem:

"fdformat /dev/fd0" works
"floppy -f /dev/fd0" fails

The floppy util doesn't work with generic device (/dev/fd0) and it always 
requires size specific device (/dev/fd0H1440) athough the generic device
supports requested format.

-- Additional comment from kzak@redhat.com on 2005-09-30 09:04 EST --
Fixed in FC4 and FC5.
Comment 6 Bob Johnson 2006-04-11 12:20:26 EDT
This issue is on Red Hat Engineering's list of planned work items 
for the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.8 release.  Engineering 
resources have been assigned and barring unforeseen circumstances, Red 
Hat intends to include this item in the 3.8 release.
Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-07-20 10:45:46 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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