Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69244
Mount error msg mis-identifies missing file as /dev/fd0
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:54:58 EDT
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
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
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:
Created attachment 65984 [details]
strace of mount /mnt/floppy
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.