Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76513
cannot mount floppy
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I can use my floppy drive to boot and install Linux 8.0 on my HP Vectra XU
6/150, but I can't create a boot floppy at the end of the install and I cannot
access the floppy drive from Linux at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.mount /dev/fd0 /mount/floppy
Actual Results: mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
Expected Results: It should have mounted the floppy.
I didn't have this problem with Linux 6.x and 7.x. My GUESS is that something
has changed in the floppy driver included in the kernel.
I installed Linux 8.0 three times and got the same problem.
Created attachment 96377 [details]
problem with mounting and reading the floppy
I have a brand new machine running RH9 and get the same problem.
Not able to read/write/mount the floppy. I have changed the
default to vfat and not success. If I try to mount the floppy
with out the disk inside I get the dev/fd0 is not a valid block device.
If I mount it with the disk inside the bay the system gets stack, and
I have to unpluge it from the power.
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