Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 533543
No Media in Drive
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:59:41 EST
Description of problem:
If clicking on the Floppy Icon in "Computer" the Drive LED comes on and a message is shown. "unable to mount location No media in drive" The drive of 100% working and teh disk is known to be good. Other details below.
Not sure what is causing issue but advised by others to try try "DeviceKit-Disks"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
009-3fc12 x86 64
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open the folder "computer"
2. right click on the "flopp Drive" *
3. right click on "places"
4. right click on "Floppy Drive" **
5. right click "Applications"
6. right click "File Browser"
7. right click "floppyDrive" ***
8. right click "applications"
9. right click "Disk Utility" ****
Note *, **, ***, **** see results below
I have loaded FC12 alpha 64 bit. I am pleased to see the floppy icon again the the "Computer" folder, in "Places" in the "File browser" and in the "Disk Uility"
If I click on the Floppy Drive icon in Computer (with a known disk in the drive) the drive's LED comes on it makes noises and a window then says "opening floppy drive" then I get a the message'
* "unable to mount location, no media in drive"
** If I go to "Places" and in the drop down menu click on Floppy Drive the light on the drive comes on and then NOTHING. No messages at all.
*** If I go to "Appliocations/System tools/file browser" and click on the "Floppy Drive" just nothing happens at all. no light on on the drive and nothing.
**** If I open Applications/System tools/Disk Utility and click on the "Floppy Drive" item it shows in the right of the screen
No media detected
SMART is not available
No media detected
to Format or edit media, insert it into the drive and wait a few seconds
If I click on "detect media" the drives light comes on and that is that with no change shown in the status ie it
It still shows 'no media"
I have done some checks;
In the folder /dev/. There is the following in fd0 entries;
I then put an entry in the /ect/fstab file, to mount it manually, for the floppy, set up a folder for it as mnt/disk did the mount command and the floppy mounted and I can do a "ls" to list the files on the floppy in a terminal.
I can not find anything in the logs relating to this but then I may be looking at the right logs. I do see a message, if after I have taken the disk out of teh drive I right click the "Floppy Drive" Icon in the "Computer Folder"
Can anyone suggest anything as to where to go from here? The last time I did not have any troubles with the floppy was in F8.
It may seem srange but I need to have the floppy working because of one particular package and set of test equipment. I can get everything else to work on the linux platform with this gear and since it is so expensive to change the test gear getting the floppy to work is by far the best option. I am sure there are others who need it as well judging by the comments in various places.
I also need to use the floppy to load a particular pacakge into virtualbox. I can not use n image drive because of copy protection and I need to change the floppy disk during the installation.
I also see a similar issue in a forum for Ubuntu.
These are the reasons why I am so keen to get the floppy working
A window should open with the foldersand files on the floppy disk listed
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
can you advise where I can track the progress of this bug?
Additional info, if it helps.
dmesg | grep fd0
pci 0000:00:08.0: reg 24 32 bit mmio [0xdfefd000-0xdfefdfff]
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.444m
end request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector0
I have checked and teh version of DeviceKit-disks installed is;
Devicekit-disks 009-3 fc12 x86 64
anything else I cn do to assist
This problem is happenening on every machine I do n install on.
There is the same problem on fc12-.686
well update with DeviceKit-disks-009-3.fc12.i686
Thank you John for the advice. I have checked the DeviceKit-Disks file on the machine and it is showing "DeviceKit-disks-009-3.fc12.x86_64".
I see this is the file that will be "updated with DeviceKit-disks-009-3.fc12.i686.
Is this the same file? one 64 bit and the other 32 bit.
In any event I still have the same problem as originally reported even with DeviceKit-disks-009-3.fc12.x86_64.
Can you clarify please.
Yes I think it is the same file, one 64 bit and the other 32 bit.
I can confirm that this problem exists with my three computers using
The icon is unusable. I have to mount floppies manually in a terminal after putting an entry in /etc/fstab before I can browse files on a floppy.
Let me know if I can provide any further information. I would like to see Fedora handle floppies as well as Windows does, with no issues for inexperienced users.
I think it's important.
I can confirm that this problem
The icon is unusable. I have to mount floppies manually in a terminal after
putting an entry in /etc/fstab before I can browse files on a floppy.
I have to mount floppy in KDE, i have to mount floppy a console, after install autofs - floppy works.
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