|Summary:||"eject /dev/fd0" fails, apparently due to mismatch with kernel ioctl|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Dale R. Worley <worley>|
|Component:||eject||Assignee:||Ngo Than <than>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-09-08 10:59:31 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dale R. Worley 2003-03-24 16:31:47 UTC
Description of problem: Executing the command "eject /dev/fd0" produces the error message: eject: unable to eject, last error: Invalid argument And in /var/log/messages: Mar 24 11:24:35 dragon kernel: floppy0: obsolete eject ioctl Mar 24 11:24:35 dragon kernel: floppy0: please use floppycontrol --eject (The floppy does not eject, either.) Unfortunately, the 'floppycontrol' program referred to in /var/log/messages does not appear to exist in RH 8.0. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): ~> eject --version eject version 2.0.12 by Jeff Tranter (email@example.com) How reproducible: At will. Steps to Reproduce: 1.Execute "eject /dev/fd0". 2. 3. Actual results: Produces error messages as detailed above. Expected results: Eject floppy disk from floppy drive fd0. Additional info:
Comment 1 Ngo Than 2003-03-26 14:40:02 UTC
The 1.44 floppy does not have this capability and of course it does not work if you try to eject your floppy-disk.
Comment 2 Dale R. Worley 2003-10-04 01:50:06 UTC
My apologies, I'm used to a system where /dev/fd0 is really /dev/hdc, an LS-120 drive, which does have eject capabilities. Nonetheless, the messages need to be corrected: eject should coherently state that the device is incapable of the requested act, and the /var/log/messages lines need to be corrected, as they refer to a nonexistent program.
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2004-09-08 10:59:31 UTC
you have to use /dev/hda device to mount your LS-120, /dev/fd0 and /dev/hdc is not the same.