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From: Joshua Jore <>
To: Gregoire Favre <>
Cc: Philipp Matthias Hahn <>,
Subject: Re: Zip: what does that mean?
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:33:46 -0500 (CDT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Just to make a point on that, as I recall Zip and other super floppy media
*shouldn't* be partitioned. It's certainly possible to do but it's
anyone's guess on how different OS+revs will treat it.



On Fri, 15 Jun 2001, Gregoire Favre wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 08:40:57AM +0200, Philipp Matthias Hahn wrote:
> > Nothing. Somethings is reeding /proc/partitions which lists all known
> > partitions. "fdisk" or "mount" do this.
> >
> > When reading the file the kernel has to check the media in your zip-drive.
> > Problem is, you havn't put in one. So there is no partition table to read
> > and the kernel complains and returns the default values of a typical
> > 100MB zip media.
> Thanks for your answer, in fact, there was a media in my zip, but
> without any partition (as I don't see any other reason than avoiding
> those errors messages to make just one partition on my disk).
> Thanks,
> 	Greg
> ________________________________________________________________
> ICQ:16624071

      reply	other threads:[~2001-06-15 20:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-14  8:43 Gregoire Favre
2001-06-15  6:40 ` Philipp Matthias Hahn
2001-06-15 20:15   ` Gregoire Favre
2001-06-15 20:33     ` Joshua Jore [this message]

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