Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127471
System hangs when attempt to mount floppy
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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Description of problem:
When I try to mount a blank floppy on an ASUS A2400H notebook
(L5C-RP2885), the system freezes up.
The command used is
mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
The floppy drive appears to be spinning madly.
The only way out is to power-cycle the notebook.
The floppy drive is working okay as I can load in a RH EL
(kickstart) installation boot floppy to start up a new
The problems remain after changing the floppy disc and
power-cycling the notebook.
The notebook is also multi-booting, and the floppy drive
works well under Windows XP and SuSe 9.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot up system
2.mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
Actual Results: System hangs
Expected Results: floppy drive is mounted and the hash prompt