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Unable to write to floppy after updating packages



Hi, list.

On my FC4 system I can not write to my 3-1/2 inch floppy drive,
/dev/fd0. I can write to the floppy from Windows and SUSE 9.2 but not
FC4.  I checked fstab. The second floppy drive, /dev/fd1, has
disappeared.

# cat /etc/fstab
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/                 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
/dev/devpts             /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
/dev/shm                /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/proc               /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
/dev/sys                /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/sda1               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hda12              swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto   
pamconsole,exec,noauto,utf8,managed 0 0
/dev/hdd                /media/cdrecorder       auto   
pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/hdc                /media/cdrom            auto   
pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

Ordinarily, I would not miss /dev/fd1 since it is a seldom used 5-1/4
inch drive. However, since the device has disappeared I cannot write
to /dev/fd0.  Here's what happens when I attempt to mount a floppy:

# mount /dev/fd0 /media/floppy
mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

I am running kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4.  The problem also occurs using
kernel-2.6.15-1.1830_FC4.

Here are the latest packages installed on the system:

bind-chroot-9.3.1-18.FC4                      Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:10:24 PM PST
bind-9.3.1-18.FC4                             Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:09:32 PM PST
sendmail-cf-8.13.6-0.FC4.1                    Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:09:24 PM PST
bind-utils-9.3.1-18.FC4                       Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:09:20 PM PST
logwatch-7.2.1-1.fc4                          Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:09:15 PM PST
tzdata-2006b-2.fc4                            Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:09:02 PM PST
strace-4.5.14-0.FC4.1                         Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:08:44 PM PST
sendmail-8.13.6-0.FC4.1                       Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:08:36 PM PST
xterm-208-4.FC4                               Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:08:32 PM PST
bind-libs-9.3.1-18.FC4                        Wed 22 Mar 2006 12:07:43 PM PST
squid-2.5.STABLE13-1.FC4                      Wed 15 Mar 2006 05:27:58 PM PST
db4-utils-4.3.27-5.fc4                        Tue 14 Mar 2006 02:36:56 PM PST
db4-devel-4.3.27-5.fc4                        Tue 14 Mar 2006 02:36:38 PM PST
gnupg-1.4.2.2-1                               Tue 14 Mar 2006 02:36:17 PM PST
db4-4.3.27-5.fc4                              Tue 14 Mar 2006 02:35:14 PM PST
slib-3a1-5.fc4                                Tue 14 Mar 2006 02:35:09 PM PST
shadow-utils-4.0.12-8.FC4                     Tue 14 Mar 2006 02:35:02 PM PST
tcsh-6.14-1.fc4.2                             Sun 12 Mar 2006 12:58:47 PM PST
net-tools-1.60-52.fc4.2                       Fri 10 Mar 2006 06:20:06 PM PST
system-config-bind-4.0.0-40_FC4               Fri 10 Mar 2006 12:17:54 AM PST
ncurses-5.4-19.fc4                            Tue 07 Mar 2006 11:30:54 PM PST
ncurses-devel-5.4-19.fc4                      Tue 07 Mar 2006 11:30:19 PM PST
kernel-module-fglrx-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4-8.22.5.1-0.lvn.1.4 Fri 03 Mar
2006 01:20:15 PM PST
kernel-doc-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4                  Thu 02 Mar 2006 05:14:04 PM PST
kernel-devel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4                Thu 02 Mar 2006 05:08:12 PM PST
kernel-2.6.15-1.1833_FC4                      Thu 02 Mar 2006 05:05:21 PM PST
dhcp-3.0.2-34.FC4                             Wed 01 Mar 2006 11:27:09 PM PST
dhclient-3.0.2-34.FC4                         Wed 01 Mar 2006 11:27:08 PM PST


Any chance that one of these package caused the problem?

Thanks,

Kam


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