Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 96953
/dev/fd0 is always mounted read-only, cannot write to disk, even when logged in as 'root'
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:40 EDT
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Description of problem:
NOTE: This is not exactly a bug related to mkbootdisk, but since this was the
only component I've found that related to /dev/fd?, I took it... =)
I've noticed that, after upgrading from RH 8.0 to RH 9.0, access to /dev/fd0 is
I'm currently logged in as root, but I am not able to mount /dev/fd0 in
read-write mode, even when
> mount -t auto -o rw /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
This will _always_ result in a read-only floppy drive.
RH 8.0 worked well with my current system configuration.
Thanks for looking after it...
PS: /dev/fd0 node is ok, root is the owner, group is floppy, access rights to
the device are rwxr-xr-x
My System Configuration incl. a VIA KT 400 chipset (Gigabyte GA-7VAX board) and
otherwise standard hardware incl. the floppy drive (Mitsumi).
I would have posted an excerpt of /etc/sysconfig/hwconf here, but due to
limitations of the get method of this form (all form fields are sent via
url-encoding-scheme to the server) I have not been able to fulfill the request.
Perhaps you have a look at bugzilla, too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install RH 9 on my system
2. insert disk
3. try to mkfs.msdos /dev/fd0
4. fail due to read-only device
Actual Results: floppy disk is read-only, even when logged in as root.
Expected Results: guess what =)