Using a path described in the following PR I formatted complete DVD-RAM
disk with FAT32:

Now when I insert the disk hald tastes it for a very long time (much
longer that I've seen ever before) and in the end it can not detect the

lshal shows this "volume.disk" device, but nothing under it:
udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_DVDRAM_GSA_4163B_block'
block.storage_device =
'/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_DVDRAM_GSA_4163B' (string)
info.product = 'Block Device' (string)
info.udi =
block.is_volume = false (bool)
volume.disc.capacity = 4580769792 (0x111090000) (uint64)
volume.disc.type = 'dvd_ram' (string)
volume.disc.is_rewritable = true (bool)
volume.disc.is_blank = false (bool)
volume.disc.is_appendable = false (bool)
volume.disc.is_videodvd = false (bool)
volume.disc.is_svcd = false (bool)
volume.disc.is_vcd = false (bool)
volume.disc.has_data = true (bool)
volume.disc.has_audio = false (bool)
block.minor = 94 (0x5e) (int)
block.major = 0 (0x0) (int)
block.device = '/dev/cd1' (string)
info.category = 'volume.disc' (string)
info.bus = 'block' (string)
info.capabilities = {'block', 'volume', 'volume.disc'} (string list)
info.parent =
'/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/storage_model_DVDRAM_GSA_4163B' (string)

$ file -s /dev/cd1
/dev/cd1: x86 boot sector, code offset 0x58, OEM-ID "BSD 4.4",
Bytes/sector 2048, sectors/cluster 2, heads 255, sectors 2236704
(volumes > 32 MB) , FAT (32 bit), sectors/FAT 2181, Backup boot sector
2, serial number 0x7fbf1210, label: "SHUTTLE32 "

I can provide any additional required debugging info.

Andriy Gapon
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