Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 620543
windows 2003 fails to find floppy drive
Last modified: 2012-06-07 10:50:58 EDT
Created attachment 436108 [details]
Floppy drive needs the floppy interface type
Description of problem:
I'm trying to load the virtio storage drivers from a floppy image by pressing F6 during Windows setup. Windows tells me that no floppy drives can be found.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Define a floppy drive as:
<disk type='file' device='floppy'>
<source file='/data/windows/viostor-31-03-2010-floppy.img' />
<target dev='fda' />
and boot from the Windows CD.
The floppy part in the generated qemu cmdline:
-drive file=/data/windows/viostor-31-03-2010-floppy.img,if=none,id=drive-fdc0-0-0,format=raw -global isa-fdc.driveA=drive-fdc0-0-0
Changing if=none to if=floppy works, I've attached a rather crude patch which does just that.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Sorry for the lack of response, but given the age of this bug, closing as WONTFIX.
Ruben (or anyone), if you can still reproduce with a more recent Fedora,
please reopen this report and we can go from there.
No problem, thanks for the feedback.