Bug 76513 - cannot mount floppy
Summary: cannot mount floppy
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-10-22 18:13 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:06 UTC
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problem with mounting and reading the floppy (21 bytes, text/plain)
2003-12-05 22:32 UTC, jeguilloal
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Description Need Real Name 2002-10-22 18:13:52 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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.

Thank you.

Comment 1 jeguilloal 2003-12-05 22:32:56 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:06 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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