Re: kfloppy works ?
>>>>> "I" == Ivan E Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
T> Has someone used kfloppy ? On my four linuxboxes it simply does nothing : I
T> want an ext2 filesystem with complete formatting, checking and all... and
T> after less than 2 seconds it just tells me it is finished with no error ! I
T> know it worked with KDE1 and some beta of KDE 2.0.
T> The permissions are OK, I think :
T> brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 0 jui 5 2000 /dev/fd0
T> and my users are in the floppy group.
T> Any idea ?
>> Kfloppy just creates a file system but does not format (even when I
>> select "Full Format" and "Verify on".
>> With KDE2 I never succeeded in formatting a floppy up to now!! -- Bug?
I> I can only speak for the version I am running wich is the latest CVS version
I> (currently being uploaded to Debian for unstable)...
I> kfloppy is *extremly* fast in formatting the floppy I slapped in the drive..I
I> formatted it for both dos and then ext2...both completed successfully.
After two or three seconds?? OK, Kfloppy reports success, but I can
not believe that a HD floppy is fully formatted AND verified so fast!
I> I am in the group floppy...and I also have dosfstools installed (needed for
I> the dos formatting)
I> I'm not sure what problems you all are having...maybe it's the version your
I> running and it has since been fixed...but I do know that it currently works.
Hmm... I'm sceptic :-}
Btw., kfloppy -v says:
Hubert Palme Bergische Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
E-Mail: email@example.com (Germany)