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Re: Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b




Am Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2017, 20:54:02 schrieb Wolfgang Bauer:
> But the difference is probably the '-I' option, adding this would of course
> be simple...
> For the record, this is what the man page says:
>       -I   It  is  typical  for  fixed disk devices to be partitioned so, by
> default, you are not permitted to create a filesystem across  the entire 
> device.  mkfs.fat  will  complain  and  tell  you that it refuses to work.
> This is  different  when  using  MO  disks.  One doesn't always need
> partitions on MO disks. The filesystem can go directly to the whole disk.
> Under other OSes this is known as the 'superfloppy'  format.  This  switch 
> will force mkfs.fat to work properly.
> 
> Shouldn't do any harm to use it even for "normal" floppy drives, I think.

Although, on second thought, this would probably suggest that that sdc device 
isn't even detected as removable disk, but as a fixed disk rather.

I'm wondering if solid would actually report it as Floppy then...