Bug 69244 - Mount error msg mis-identifies missing file as /dev/fd0
Summary: Mount error msg mis-identifies missing file as /dev/fd0
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mount (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-07-19 15:18 UTC by kop
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-19 15:20:02 UTC
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strace of mount /mnt/floppy (10.11 KB, text/plain)
2002-07-19 15:19 UTC, kop
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Description kop 2002-07-19 15:18:27 UTC
Description of Problem:

I suddenly started to get an error message:

/dev/fd0: No such file or directory

when mounting a floppy.  The strace (attached) seems to indicate
mount is looking for a locale file somewhere in /usr/share,
which I suspect is really the the file that doesn't exist.

The relevant fstab entry is:
/dev/fd0                /mnt/floppy             auto    noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

The relevant line from mount is:
/dev/fd0 on /mnt/floppy type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


I'm all up to date on updates.

This is a kernel I've compiled myself, but I've never had any
problems with it.  (Well, after umounting the filesystem doesn't reclaim the
storage of a file mounted on the loopback device that's then deleted.
But that's a different problem and seems to have been mentioned on the kernel
mailing lists.)

Linux mofo.meme.com 2.4.17 #2 SMP Wed Mar 20 13:42:50 CST 2002 i686 unknown

I also have devfs turned on. devfsd-1.3.18-1

How Reproducible:

You probably have to have a floppy with some kind of error on it.
Mounting a different floppy does not produce the error.
The last time I umounted the floppy I may have ejected it before
the drive light went off.  (Although I don't beleve I wrote
to the floppy while it was mounted.)

Steps to Reproduce:

mount /mnt/floppy

Comment 1 kop 2002-07-19 15:19:58 UTC
Created attachment 65984 [details]
strace of  mount /mnt/floppy

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-08-08 16:07:55 UTC
1. The absent locale files are unrelated to the problem (they're just used to print out error 
messages in your current language).
2. I can't reproduce the problem with the Limbo beta, so it's likely to be "just you" :)
3. If I had to point a finger, I would blame devfs, which we do not support or include.

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