Bug 427007 - Floppy drive undetected.
Floppy drive undetected.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2007-12-29 18:08 EST by John Williams
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:39 EST (History)
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Description John Williams 2007-12-29 18:08:30 EST
Description of problem:
Not sure I've got this under the correct component.

This only happens on the one computer (PCChips M811 Motherboard).
There is no device /dev/fd0 created and no floppy icon in the 'Computer' folder
on the Gnome desktop.

There was no problem with Fedora 7 and no hardware has been changed. I made a
clean install of Fedora 8.
The floppy is detected OK by BIOS.
If I load a Knoppix live CD I can read files on a floppy with no problem.
I tried disconnecting the drive, rebooting, reconnecting, rebooting but still no

If I do '/sbin/modprobe floppy' everything starts to work perfectly, so I put
'modprobe floppy' in 
/etc/rc.d/rc.local to get it to load at every boot.
Now I've got all the /dev/fd0 devices and a floppy icon.

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Actual results:
No floppy device created

Expected results:
/dev/fd0 created and floppy icon in desktop folder

Additional info:
Floppy Drive is Mitsumi 1.44Mb Internal 3.5 Disk Drive Model D359M3D
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