Bug 67611 - fdformat on usb floppy ?
Summary: fdformat on usb floppy ?
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 63909
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-06-28 09:10 UTC by eric gerbier
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2002-08-08 15:53:11 UTC

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Description eric gerbier 2002-06-28 09:10:22 UTC
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Description of problem:
I use a laptop, with an usb floppy (seen as /dev/sda)
I can read/write on this floppy
I can also create a file-system
but I can not make a low-level format with the fdformat comand :
> fdormat /dev/sda
/dev/sda: n'est pas un lecteur de disquette

>fdformat /dev/fd0
/dev/fd0: aucun peripherique ou adresse

I tried to make a link from sda to fd0, but it fails too :
>fdformat /dev/fd0
/dev/fd0: n'est pas un lecteur de disquette

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.fdformat /dev/fd0

Actual Results:  error message

Expected Results:  low-level format the floppy disk

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-08-13 19:25:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63909 ***

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