Bug 13652 - Anaconda/kudzu hardware detection for floppies
Summary: Anaconda/kudzu hardware detection for floppies
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Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-10 18:43 UTC by Ed McKenzie
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:14 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-08 21:44:00 UTC
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Description Ed McKenzie 2000-07-10 18:43:39 UTC
The installer (and, after installation, kudzu) always assumes that there's a 
floppy drive present, even when that's not the case. dmesg shows that the 
kernel probed for and didn't find an FDC, but kudzu doesn't modify /etc/
fstab to reflect this.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-07 06:07:26 UTC
Fixed in the 7.2beta. (kudzu-0.99.10 and later.)

Comment 2 Ed McKenzie 2001-08-07 21:03:21 UTC
It doesn't appear to be working for me in Roswell.  What should my fstab look
like if I a.) don't have a floppy drive and the BIOS support is enabled, and b.)
if BIOS support is disabled?  In both cases I still see /dev/fd0 in /etc/fstab.

(If I disable support in the BIOS, I get missing module warnings for major 2
when kudzu runs.)

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-08 03:37:36 UTC
What does 'kudzu -p -b misc' say for you, and what does the kernel think
you have attached if you look at dmesg?

Comment 4 Ed McKenzie 2001-08-08 12:50:25 UTC
'kudzu -p -b misc' has no output.  Relevant lines in dmesg:

ide-floppy driver 0.97
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
ide-floppy driver 0.97

This is with floppy support enabled in the BIOS.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-08 17:45:11 UTC
That shows that it's not detecting a floppy drive.

However, any entries for /dev/fd0 not created by updfstab (i.e., the static
ones created by pre-Roswell installers, for example) are not removed - is
that what you're seeing?

Comment 6 Ed McKenzie 2001-08-08 17:58:03 UTC
Yes.  Anaconda (from a clean Roswell install) created an fstab with a /dev/fd0
even though no such device existed at install.

I guess that makes this an anaconda bug.

Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2001-08-10 03:52:28 UTC
anaconda has been changed to not add the floppy to the fstab, allowing updfstab
do so from kudzu

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