Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 102565
System hangs when running fdformat
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have tried to run fdformat /dev/fd0H1440 and it gets to "68" - I assune that
it means "Track 68" and then stops. The whole system locks up and I have to
power off and on again.
I took the floppy out and formatted it under Win2K and there are no bad sectors.
I then put the floppy disk back in the Red Hat floppy drive and copied a couple
of files to it and then unmounted it and took the disk to another Red Hat box
and read the disk OK.
Even if there WAS a problem with the floppy disk or floppy disk drive, I would
not expect it to lock the PC. ie Caps lock/Num lock don't work, no other virtual
screens available, can't telnet in etc. I removed the floppy and it was still
the same. Just LOCKED.
I left it for 10 minutes and it was still locked. I had to hit the RESET button
to get the system working again.
Surely there must be a way of stoping the floppy disk accesss so that the system
can be freed up again?
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Steps to Reproduce:
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