Bug#1355: mformat does not work
Andi Kleen <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> mformat does not work.
> How to repeat:
> # mdir A:
> [ correct directory listing ]
> # mformat A:
> Non-removable media is not supported
> I had expected it to format the disk in the A: drive.
I'll leave this bug report open because the error message could
certainly be better.
Mtools can try multiple disk geometries to read a disk, but needs
to know which one you really want to use in order to write on a disk.
You can provide this info to mformat manually:
mformat [ -t tracks ] [ -h heads ] [ -s sectors ] [ -l
volume label ] drive:
or you can provide information specific to your hardware configuration
by editing /etc/mtools.ref. There are examples in that file.