Description of problem: Red Hat Linux 8.0 cannot create boot disk at end of
installation or mount floppy after it is installed. However, the floppy drive
worked fine when Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.0 were reinstalled. Model of floppy
drive is Sony MPF920-Z.
When booting the following messages were displayed:
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 > hda3 hda4
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
floppy0: Floppy io-port 0x03f2 in use
The following SCSI error message was also displayed, but the two SCSI devices
on the system worked fine:
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
scsi0 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8
<Adaptec 2940 Ultra SCSI adapter>
aic7880: Ultra Single Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 16/253 SCBs
System is configured to dual boot with Windows NT 4.0. The floppy drive works
fine with Windows NT.
Attached are /proc information, complete dmesg, and configuration data obtained
by running winmsd in Windows NT.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
Floppy should have mounted.
# ls -l /dev/fd0
brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 0 Aug 30 16:31 /dev/fd0
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interrupts, IO ports, and modules from /proc file system
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Configuration data from Windows NT on same computer.
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