Bug 136766 - Block device node not created for Zip drive
Block device node not created for Zip drive
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: udev (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-10-22 04:45 EDT by Tony Tsui
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-12-07 06:19:15 EST
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dmesg output (15.44 KB, text/plain)
2004-10-28 08:28 EDT, Tony Tsui
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Description Tony Tsui 2004-10-22 04:45:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
The block device node for my internal Zip drive is not created unless
there is a Zip disk inserted when FC3 booted. The device node should
be /dev/hdc. The fix from bug 134846 does not fix this problem.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot without a Zip disk inserted in the drive.
2. ls /dev/hdc*

Actual Results:  ls: /dev/hdc*: No such file or directory

Expected Results:  /dev/hdc

Additional info:

Inserting a Zip disk after boot does not create the device node either.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-10-22 05:13:14 EDT
the kernel should provide /dev/hdc like it does for cdroms without a
medium inserted...
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-10-26 23:32:04 EDT
can you show us the output of dmesg please ?
Comment 3 Tony Tsui 2004-10-28 08:28:53 EDT
Created attachment 105888 [details]
dmesg output

Sorry for taking so long. Here is the dmesg output.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2004-11-27 16:21:49 EST
hdc: No disk in drive
hdc: 98304kB, 96/64/32 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm

The kernel obviously does know its hdc, so this looks like a userspace bug to me.

DavidZ was playing with IDE ZIP drives last week, so its possible there needs to
be some interaction between hal & udev.
Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2004-11-28 12:14:37 EST
This looks like a dupe of bug 139939 - Tony, can you confirm that this line 

 KERNEL="hd[a-z]", BUS="ide", SYSFS{removable}="1",
PROGRAM="/etc/udev/scripts/ide-media.sh %k", RESULT="floppy", SYMLINK="floppy%e

in /etc/udev/rules/50-udev.rules is missing the trailing " character?
Comment 6 Tony Tsui 2004-12-07 06:19:15 EST

Yes the trailing " character was mission. Anyway the latest updates
seem to have fixed this problem. Thanks.


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