Bug 24 - mformat a: gives error when used out of the boxm
Summary: mformat a: gives error when used out of the boxm
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mtools   
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Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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: 182 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1998-11-10 18:23 UTC by Matt Wilson
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 19:50:42 UTC
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Description Matt Wilson 1998-11-10 18:23:58 UTC
# mformat a:
mformat: Non-removable media is not supported (You must tell
the complete geometry of the disk, either in /etc/mtools or
on the command line)

Comment 1 seva 1998-11-19 14:14:59 UTC

Change /etc/mtools.conf to be:

# Linux floppy drives
drive a: file="/dev/fd0" exclusive 1.44m
drive b: file="/dev/fd1" exclusive 1.44m

Instead of:

# Linux floppy drives
drive a: file="/dev/fd0" exclusive
drive b: file="/dev/fd1" exclusive

As described in mtools(1)3 man page.


Comment 2 Derek Tattersall 1998-11-19 16:33:59 UTC
Seva's patch to /etc/mtools.conf works properly.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1998-11-24 15:50:59 UTC
*** Bug 182 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 seva 1998-11-26 18:43:59 UTC
Only problem is what is they have a 1.2m disk?

Comment 5 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-18 19:50:59 UTC
Fixed in the current beta

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