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Subject2.4.0-test9 Root no longer permitted to format floppies?

Script started on Thu Dec 7 11:44:01 2000
# fdformat /dev/fd0h1440
Double-sided, 80 tracks, 18 sec/track. Total capacity 1440 kB.
Formatting ...
ioctl(FDFMTBEG): Operation not permitted
# exit
Script done on Thu Dec 7 11:44:42 2000

Who do you have to be in order to format floppy drives? Or have all
the ioctl numbers been changed since 2.2.18 ?

write(1, "Double-sided, 80 tracks, 18 sec/"..., 63) = 63
write(1, "Formatting ... ", 15) = 15
ioctl(3, 0x247, 0) = -1 EPERM (Operation not permitted)
brk(0) = 0x804af98
brk(0x804afe8) = 0x804afe8
brk(0x804b000) = 0x804b000
brk(0x804c000) = 0x804c000

It looks like they should still be okay?

fd.h:#define FDFMTBEG _IO(2,0x47)
fd.h:#define FDFMTTRK _IOW(2,0x48, struct format_descr)
fd.h:#define FDFMTEND _IO(2,0x49)

Maybe a broken MACRO?

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.0 on an i686 machine (799.54 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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