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Re: missing floppy


Dwaine Castle wrote:
FC2 installed well and everything seemed to work -- I thought.

I noticed that my floppy drive doesn't work.  I'replaced the drive and cable
with new parts then reinstalled FC2.  The BIOS will boot a DOS floppy, and a
RH9 boot floppy created from on an XP machine.  Attempts to mount the floppy
manually yield "invalid block device".

I am working my way through Michael Jang's RHCE ver8 study guide. but it
doesn't offer much help with this.  I had RH9 on this machine and the
original drive worked fine.

Any suggestions?

What does your /etc/fstab look like? Is there an entry like

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

If there is no such entry, could you add this entry and try it again?
I remember having this problem with RH8. If you have this entry and it
contains kudzu, delete the kudzu from it . If kudzu is having problems
with the floppy it will update your /etc/fstab an boot time.

I think that having 3 devices share IRQ 10 seems funny, but one thing at a

Sharing AFAIK that's normal for some devices.

Thank you. Dwaine

You're welcome :-)


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