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Re: misc/51650: rawrite32 considered dangerous (maybe)
The following reply was made to PR misc/51650; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Martin Husemann <martin%duskware.de@localhost>
Subject: Re: misc/51650: rawrite32 considered dangerous (maybe)
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 19:51:31 +0100
On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 05:20:01PM +0000, edunkley%aei.ca@localhost wrote:
> 5. Start rawrite32.exe WITHOUT and USB drive (or any DVD), i.e., there is 'nowhere' for an iso to be written. Rawrite32.exe seems to 'remember' the USB from the previous use.
It does not remember anything. It just enumerates disks that Windows
marks as "removable" and selects the first one by default. What this
means in detail is not documented and varies between windows versions
and (external) devices.
All disk writing tools need to be used extremely carefully, as by the very
nature there is no sensible way to check against bogus target selections.
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