Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76471
mkdosfs on floppy disk fails
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 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'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Closing bugs for old packages that no longer have a maintainer.