Bug 172154 - usbdrive not recognized if FC4 and cannot format
Summary: usbdrive not recognized if FC4 and cannot format
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: usbview
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-31 21:57 UTC by joe
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:44 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-03-09 05:53:40 UTC

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Description joe 2005-10-31 21:57:56 UTC
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Description of problem:
This may not be a bug.

FC4 does not recognize usbdrive, so I cannot format it - but I can boot to windozeXP and it will ask me if I want to format to win32 - I said yes and it did. Then I booted to FC4 and it recognized the usbdrive.

How can I elimated WindozeXP? WindozeXP can see a usbdrive and mount it unformatted. But FC4 cannot see the usbdrive unless it is formatted - but I cannot format it unless it is mounted?

I almost threw my usb device away, but I kept it around hoping I did not understand something.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. usb device unformatted
2. FC4 will not mount usb, therefor cannot format
3. WindozeXP will mount and format, and then it works with FC4

Actual Results:  Both WondozeXP and FC4 could view and use the usb drive

Expected Results:  Expected to be able to use, or format for use, an unformatted usb drive using FC4.

Additional info:

This is probably a request for enhancement - but I hope it is a bug - so I do not need WindozeXP to use an unformatted usb in FC4

Comment 1 joe 2005-10-31 22:15:22 UTC
I originally crated this problem by using mkfs to create different file systems
on my usb device. It worked for a couple of different filesystems, but then I
picked one either FC4 did not recognize or I created an unformatted usbdrive.
This user error led to a problem that would have wasted my usb device, had I not
used the WindozeXP solution.

Comment 2 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-10-31 22:27:34 UTC
you can still mkfs to a supported filesystem.  You don't need to mount a file
system to format it and in fact you shouldn't have a file system mounted when
formatting it.

Comment 3 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:32:51 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 4 petrosyan 2008-03-09 05:53:40 UTC
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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