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Re: FC1 on Sony Vaio (Post) install problem 1



Gary Stainburn wrote:

> This laptop does not have a floppy drive. When booting, when FC1 gets to
> the
> 'checking for new hardware'  stage it generates error messages while
> trying to insmod floppy.o.

4 very low-level suggestions from a non-guru.

(1) Is there a floppy entry in /etc/fstab ?
If so delete it.

(2) Go to /lib/modules/<version>/drivers/block/
and delete or rename floppy.o .

(3) Turn off kudzu
        service kudzu off

(4) Find which init program does this:
        cd /etc/rc.d/init.d
        grep -r floppy .
If you find the culprit, comment out the command.

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Timothy Murphy  
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