Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427007
Floppy drive undetected.
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:39:00 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
No floppy device created
/dev/fd0 created and floppy icon in desktop folder
Floppy Drive is Mitsumi 1.44Mb Internal 3.5 Disk Drive Model D359M3D
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