Bug 24 - mformat a: gives error when used out of the boxm
mformat a: gives error when used out of the boxm
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mtools (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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: 182 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1998-11-10 13:23 EST by Matt Wilson
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 14:50:42 EST
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Description Matt Wilson 1998-11-10 13:23:58 EST
# 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 09:14:59 EST
Fix:

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.

/Seva
Comment 2 Derek Tattersall 1998-11-19 11:33:59 EST
Seva's patch to /etc/mtools.conf works properly.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1998-11-24 10:50:59 EST
*** Bug 182 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 seva 1998-11-26 13:43:59 EST
Only problem is what is they have a 1.2m disk?
Comment 5 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-18 14:50:59 EST
Fixed in the current beta

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