Bug 117898 - warning when booting system that has no floppydrive
Summary: warning when booting system that has no floppydrive
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhgb   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2004-03-09 19:34 UTC by Joerg Skottke
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-13 16:52:36 UTC
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Description Joerg Skottke 2004-03-09 19:34:42 UTC
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Description of problem:
When booting into a system that does not have a floppy drive there is
an ugly message displayed, graphical boot is interrupted.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
all versions of test1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. switch off your floppy drive in BIOS and reboot

Actual Results:  Errormessage is displayed stating that it was
impossible to insert the kernel module for the floppy 

Expected Results:  Nothing (preferably) to sustain the graphical boot. 
eventually [failed]

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sahil Verma 2004-03-22 22:22:46 UTC
Please change component to rhgb.

Comment 2 Joerg Skottke 2004-03-23 06:36:44 UTC
Hi Sahil,

may i ask why to change the component?

The fact that rhgb is interrupted is a symptom but not the cause. I
think this is a matter of kernel configuration and as such the
component should be ok (?)

Comment 3 Sahil Verma 2004-03-23 18:24:50 UTC
The kernel isn't calling insmod floppy, userspace is. If the hardware
device isn't found, an error is to be expected. So we need proper
device enumeration at boot and conditional module loading (I'm not
sure this can be done without HAL, DBUS et al) and rhgb should be able
to handle the error gracefully.

Comment 4 Joerg Skottke 2004-03-29 17:16:05 UTC
changed component to rhgb as suggested by Sahil.

Comment 5 Daniel Veillard 2004-09-13 16:52:36 UTC
Booting my Dell laptop without the floppy connected, the system
fully boot graphically with rawhide now. There is an error
reported by modprobe for the floppy but it shows up on virtual
console 8, not on the vt1 or vte in graphical boot.
I tried it on a normal PC too after desactivating the floppy in the
BIOS and it completed the graphical boot normally.

  This seems fixed in Rawhide,


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