Bug 104032 - floppy needs to be manually modprobed /insmodded
Summary: floppy needs to be manually modprobed /insmodded
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: modutils   
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Version: beta1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-09-09 08:19 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-11 20:13:21 UTC
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Description Hans de Goede 2003-09-09 08:19:07 UTC
Description of problem:
When using the floppy for example:
dd if=drvblock.img of=/dev/fd0
The floppy driver needs to be manually modprobed /insmodded

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

I tried adding
alias block-major-2 floppy
to /etc/modules.conf, but that didn't help.

I also noticed that there now is a /etc/modprobe.conf which includes
/etc/modprobe.conf.dist, which does include "alias block-major-2 floppy"
I don't know which of these 2 files the current modprobe uses, but for some
reason I still needed to modprobe the floppy manually.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-09 16:00:10 UTC
What kernel is this with?

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2003-09-10 06:40:02 UTC
The default severn kernel

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-10 17:05:51 UTC
What does 'modprobe -c | grep block-major-2' say?

Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2003-09-11 06:21:44 UTC

I neede my severn machine for production use, so I downgraded to a pristine RH9

I take it you can't reproduce this?

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-11 20:01:20 UTC
Correct, I have a severn beta machine here and it works OK.

Comment 6 Hans de Goede 2003-09-11 20:10:12 UTC

Maybe we should just close this bug and reopen it if anyone else gets bitten,
since its seems only my machine is affected and I can't reproduce it now.

Comment 7 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-11 20:13:21 UTC

Comment 8 Hans de Goede 2003-09-27 07:32:02 UTC

This bug is gone on the same machine with Severn test2. So it can stay closed!

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