Bug 109254 - can't mount floppy
can't mount floppy
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-11-06 00:08 EST by haibin zhang
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:03 EST (History)
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Description haibin zhang 2003-11-06 00:08:09 EST
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Description of problem:
Bad: can't mount floppy

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install redhat 9.0
2.install kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl
3.rpm -ivh kernel-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.i686.rpm
4.reboot .you will find system has remove floppy from /etc/fstab to
/etc/fstab.REVOKE,and can't use floppy


Actual Results:  can't mount floppy

Expected Results:  can use floppy as old time

Additional info:
Comment 1 Stephen Lewis 2003-11-17 15:48:30 EST
Problem also present in kernel-2.4.22-1.2108.nptl.athlon.rpm using
Asus A7V333-X mobo & RH9 with all latest updates. Floppy works fine
with kernel-2.4.20-20.9; rebooting with 2108 or 2115 floppy not found:

[lewis@dogbert sw]$ sudo !!
sudo mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy/
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
[lewis@dogbert sw]$ dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/null
dd: opening `/dev/fd0': No such device or address

... but the good news is the b44 driver in this kernel works a dream 8-)
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2003-11-20 14:32:32 EST
is the floppy module loaded ?
any floppy related messages in dmesg ?
Comment 3 Stephen Lewis 2003-11-21 10:33:05 EST
The floppy module was not loaded - presumably it's not a module in

Loading module, floppy works fine, so problem solved.

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