Bug 96971 - Floppy Drive refuses to work Kudzu error and block device error
Floppy Drive refuses to work Kudzu error and block device error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-06-07 06:52 EDT by Ronald
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-05 14:38:54 EST
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Description Ronald 2003-06-07 06:52:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
Dear Sir,

Post a bug report to the Red Hat Bugzilla website so that our developers could
address this issue:


Meanwhile, login as root and modify the '/etc/fstab' file:

vi /etc/fstab

Add the lines below:

/dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy     auto     noauto,owner,kudzu  0 0

Then, reboot the system.

Hardware is all connected and fstab gives with kudzu enabled:

[root@localhost root]# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ 		/			ext3	defaults	1 1
none			/dev/pts		devpts	gid=5,mode=620	0 0
none			/proc			proc	defaults	0 0
none			/dev/shm		tmpfs	defaults	0 0
/dev/sda3		swap			swap	defaults	0 0
/dev/cdrom		/mnt/cdrom	      iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

/dev/sda1	     /mnt/windows	      vfat   noauto,owner,users 0 0
/dev/hdd4		/mnt/zip		auto	noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
[root@localhost root]#
no floppy , adding floppy then gives error that floppy is not a valid block
device. Why does RedHat work so poorly??? What else do you need to know???

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Each time the computer boots up
2.Floppy drive has worked for two years with windows NT

3. There is also a zip drive installed which works.

Actual Results:  Not able to Mount Floppy or after adding line to fstab block
device error

Expected Results:  Floppy should work

Additional info:

Your software may think the zip is the floppy.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-07 21:44:31 EDT
zip drive is listed, see:

/dev/hdd4		/mnt/zip		auto	noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

As for the floppy, if it's giving block device errors, that's a kernel issue.
Comment 2 Alan Cox 2003-06-07 22:02:29 EDT
Is this system a P4T-E. Also what kind of a floppy do you have - USB, standard,
other ?
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2004-01-05 14:38:54 EST
EOL'd & NEEDINFO>6 months.

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