Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172154
usbdrive not recognized if FC4 and cannot format
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:44:37 EST
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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 ?
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.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.