Bug 3112 - dosemu hangs accessing drive "A:"
dosemu hangs accessing drive "A:"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: dosemu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 1999-05-28 06:49 EDT by paolo.saggese
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 07:33:05 EST
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Description paolo.saggese 1999-05-28 06:49:13 EDT
Hi everybody,

	if I try to access drive A: (floppy disk drive, configured
as "treeinch" in /etc/dosemu.conf) from within dosemu, the
floppy drive LED lights up and it seems to start reading,
too, but immediately after the light goes off and dosemu

No problems (apparently) if there is no disk in the drive:
the usual "drive not ready" message does appear. But that's
not so much useful indeed! 8-)

As a workaround, I have currently disabled dosemu internal
floppy support ($_floppy_a ="") and am accessing the floppy
disks trough LREDIR + Linux automounter (autofs).

Unfortunately, there's no way to boot dosemu from a floppy.

FYI: I'm using the same (custom built) hdimage with Caldera
Open/DR-DOS 7.2 that I was using (without any problem) with
previous versions (RH 5.2, etc), but I have tried also with
RH 6.0 supplied hdimage.freedos with the same results.

Comment 1 Patrick W. Binning 2000-01-20 14:37:59 EST
I had this same problem with RH6.0. I then got the new binaries for dosemu,
freedos, and xdosemu for RH6.1 and the problem not longer existed for me.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-09 07:33:59 EST
0.99.13-6 (Rawhide powertools) should definitely fix this (new freedos version).

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