Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 500290
install hangs for many minutes attempting to read a non-existant floppy
Last modified: 2009-05-12 10:15:55 EDT
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Around where the installer tries to discover RAID volumes and/or an existing
Linux installation, it pointlessly tries to mess with the floppy. (which is
of course a block device that could in theory have a RAID volume, but...)
This hangs for many minutes. (5 to 30 perhaps) One could go for lunch.
The hardware is an older Dell Latitude with the floppy disabled in the BIOS.
Probably the kernel and the hardware also have bugs, but in any case there
is no need for the installer to be screwing around with floppy drives in 2009.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install Fedora 11 beta
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 493338 ***