Bug 82621 - Unable to mkbootdisk with LS-120 SuperFloppy
Unable to mkbootdisk with LS-120 SuperFloppy
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: mkbootdisk (Show other bugs)
phoebe
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 79579
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Reported: 2003-01-23 21:03 EST by David White
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-02-19 01:30:39 EST
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Description David White 2003-01-23 21:03:08 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115

Description of problem:
During installation, I'm given the option to create a boot floppy.  I inserted a
good floppy into the drive, clicked next, the installer tried to make a boot
floppy, then bitched that the floppy was bad.  Tried again with second floppy
and got same results.  Unable to make a boot disk!

Hardware: Dell Dimension 4100 with LS-120 SuperFloppy ONLY! 
dmesg detects the drive as 
hdb: LS-120 VER5 00 UHD Floppy, ATAPI FLOPPY drive

Other distributions require an hdb=ide-floppy to correctly use the device.  



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


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Phoebe
2. Insert disk when prompted, click next
3. Wait for mkbootdisk to bitch
    

Actual Results:  It complained about defective floppies, multiple times.

Expected Results:  It should have created a boot disk.

Additional info:
Comment 1 David White 2003-01-24 23:05:54 EST
P.S. - there's a /mnt/ls120.0 but no /mnt/floppy (It's a 120MB optical **AND** a
1.44MB magnetic floppy.)
Comment 2 David White 2003-01-29 20:46:44 EST
Running mkbootdisk in Terminal triggers the following warning from grubby:

[root@localhost root]# mkbootdisk --device /dev/hdb 2.4.20-2.21
grubby: bad argument --info: missing argument
Insert a disk in /dev/hdb. Any information on the disk will be lost.
Press <Enter> to continue or ^C to abort:
Comment 3 David White 2003-01-29 20:58:50 EST
/var/log/messages indicates:

Jan 29 20:40:39 localhost kernel: hdb: 1440kB, 2880 blocks, 512 sector size
Jan 29 20:40:39 localhost kernel: hdb: 1440kB, 80/2/18 CHS, 150 kBps, 512 sector
size, 720 rpm
Jan 29 20:40:40 localhost kernel:  hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 hdb4
Jan 29 20:40:47 localhost kernel:  hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 hdb4
Jan 29 20:40:47 localhost kernel:  hdb:
Jan 29 20:40:49 localhost kernel:  hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb4
Jan 29 20:40:51 localhost kernel: loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: floppy driver state
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: -------------------
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: now=90643 last interrupt=90553 diff=90 last
called handler=c01ab500
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: timeout_message=floppy start
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: last output bytes:
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 14 90 73
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 18 80 73
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  8 80 73
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost last message repeated 3 times
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 12 80 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  0 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 13 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  0 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 1a 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  0 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  3 80 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 81 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 10 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  7 80 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  0 90 90345
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  8 81 90553
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  7 80 90555
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel:  0 90 90555
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: last result at 90553
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: last redo_fd_request at 90343
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 70  0 
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: status=81
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: fdc_busy=1
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: DEVICE_INTR=c01ab500
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: cont=c03297f0
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: CURRENT=c2577324
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: command_status=-1
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: 
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: floppy0: floppy timeout called
Jan 29 20:43:24 localhost kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy),
sector 0

Somehow, I don't think this is a good sign...
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-02-02 19:41:44 EST
Im getting similar result with plain old floppy.
happens both in graphical and text mode
alt-f3 shows:
* boot floppy size is 0
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-19 01:30:39 EST
Should be fixed with mkbootdisk 1.5.0-1

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