Re: MO problems...

Harvey Fishman (
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 23:30:05 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 6 Jun 1998, Rainer Wittmann wrote:

> Harvey Fishman wrote:
> >
> > Is it me, is it Linux, or is it Fujitsu? Does Linux support the Fujitsu
> > M2513a MO drive with 640 MB media? It seems fine with 230 MB media, but
> > the larger disks use 2048 byte sectors. The drive works fine with either
> > under NT, but under Linux (2.1.102 or so) it told me that the drive was
> > only about 150 some odd MB in size. I know there used to be 540 MB media
> > (these have been discontinued by Fujitsu, though Maxell and some others may
> > still make them) with 512 byte sectors, but I use the 640 MB disks. Has
> > anyone made this work? If so, how? Thanks.
> I have the same drive. It works well with 640 MB disks, if I put an ext2
> file system on it ( format with mke2fs -b 2048 ). On the hand I cannot
> mount 640 MB disks with a DOS or an NTFS file system, which I would
> really appreciate.

THANKS!!! That tells me a lot!!! I only tried with a disk with an NTFS
file system on it, and came a cropper. Never tried with an ext2 fs. But
do you know what will happen if I try writing to the disk with tar without
any file system on there? That is REALLY what I need to do.


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