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Bug 76471 - mkdosfs on floppy disk fails
mkdosfs on floppy disk fails
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkdosfs (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2002-10-22 02:27 EDT by Eric Smith
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 15:39:58 EDT
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Description Eric Smith 2002-10-22 02:27:27 EDT
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Description of problem:
If I do a 'mkdosfs /dev/fd1' (on a 1440K floppy I just successfully formatted
using 'fdformat /dev/fd1'), it fails with the message 'mkdosfs: Attempting to
create a too large file system'

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Format a floppy disk:  fdformat /dev/fd1
2.  Try to create a DOS file system on it:  /sbin/mkdosfs /dev/fd1


Actual Results:  [eric@jevex rho]$ /sbin/mkdosfs /dev/fd1
mkdosfs 2.8 (28 Feb 2001)
mkdosfs: Attempting to create a too large file system

Expected Results:  Should have put a FAT file system on the diskette.  This
worked in prior releases.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2004-08-23 15:39:58 EDT
Closing bugs for old packages that no longer have a maintainer.

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