dd also attempts to truncate a character device, therefore fails in the
The kernel should probably return EINVAL for this rather than EPERM.
> In kernels older
> than 2.4.0-test10 or so it got away with this, but now the kernel
> correctly returns an error.
> Use the 'conv=notrunc' option to dd to fix this, i.e.
> dd if=rootfs.gz of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k conv=notrunc seek=XXX
If only it were so easy to fix the program that calls dd...
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