Bug 40858 - Incorrect data reading at not 1.44 format
Summary: Incorrect data reading at not 1.44 format
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 40857
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mtools
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2001-05-16 11:47 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-16 11:47:32 UTC


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Description Need Real Name 2001-05-16 11:47:28 UTC
Description of Problem:




  Incorrect data reading at not 1.44 format, with a non-standard format.




  Solved with configuration modification









How Reproducible:




  Follow the steps below









Steps to Reproduce:




  1. Low-level format with program like 'superformat'. 




      Format at 1.68M (like MS-DMF)




  2. High-level format: mformat -t 80 -h 2 -s 21 -r 3 -c 8 a: 




  3. Copy a file to floppy (with mcopy)




  4. mdir




  5. Read that file (with mcopy)




  6. diff file.writted file.readed









Actual Results:




  Data incongruencies. Data readed differ from writted.
  Note. Reproducibility depends on file size, greater files ensure more 

Additional Information:







Package: mtools-3.9.7-3
   Solution:
	Edit configuration file /etc/mtools.conf or apply diff.
                Remove de 1.44 directive.

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--- mtools.conf.orig    Wed May 16 12:38:57 2001
+++ mtools.conf Wed May 16 12:43:39 2001
@@ -2,8 +2,10 @@
 # your architecture and comment out the "SAMPLE FILE" line below
 
 # Linux floppy drives
-drive a: file="/dev/fd0" exclusive 1.44m mformat_only
-drive b: file="/dev/fd1" exclusive 1.44m mformat_only
+#drive a: file="/dev/fd0" exclusive 1.44m mformat_only
+#drive b: file="/dev/fd1" exclusive 1.44m mformat_only
+drive a: file="/dev/fd0" exclusive mformat_only
+drive b: file="/dev/fd1" exclusive mformat_only
 
 # First SCSI hard disk partition
 #drive c: file="/dev/sda1"
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Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-16 17:04:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 40857 ***


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