Re: Suggestion to Remove KFloppy and hold back K3b
- Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:05:04 +0100
- From: Wolfgang Bauer <wbauer@xxxxxx>
- Subject: 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...