Bug 120410 - Disabled floppy control caused hardware detection to display error message
Disabled floppy control caused hardware detection to display error message
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-04-08 11:05 EDT by Albert Strasheim
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:44 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 1.1.59-1
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Last Closed: 2004-05-03 16:49:38 EDT
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Description Albert Strasheim 2004-04-08 11:05:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
Insertion of the floppy module by Kudzu during hardware detection at
bootup fails if the floppy controller is disabled in the BIOS. The
following error message is displayed:

FATAL: error insert floppy
(/lib/modules/2.6.4-1.305smp/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko): No such

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable floppy controller in BIOS
2. Boot FC2 test2

Actual Results:  An error message is displayed when Kudzu tries to
detect a disabled floppy

Expected Results:  Kudzu should detect the absence of a floppy and an
error message should not be displayed

Additional info:

The following lines appear in dmesg:

inserting floppy driver for 2.6.4-1.305smp
floppy0: no floppy controllers found
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-08 12:29:22 EDT
There's no way to detect the absence of a FDC aside from loading the
module. The only way to get rid of the message is to build the module
into the kernel.
Comment 2 Albert Strasheim 2004-04-08 15:38:55 EDT
Wouldn't it be possible to still try to insert the module, but prevent
the kernel from displayed the error message?
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2004-05-03 08:49:13 EDT
The kernel only displays informational data - the dmesg lines, the
FATAL and warnings come from anaconda and the module tools. Personally
- I agree the installer should hide them 
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2004-05-03 16:49:38 EDT
Will be fixed in 1.1.59-1.

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