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Hi. I am having RH9.0 installed in my computer. It comes with 2.4.20-8 linux kernel. I upgraded it to 2.6.0-test11 kernel. But now I am not able to use my floppy drive. When I do # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy it takes a little bit of time and reports 'I/O error' and after another few seconds reports 'invalid block device'. I have tried with other device files - fd1, fd2...fd7 - but with the same results. I have my floppy support in-built into the kernel. I also have the ide-floppy support inbuilt. What else could be the problem? Any ideas as ...

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    Default Floppy Not Working (2.6.0-test11)

    Hi.

    I am having RH9.0 installed in my computer. It comes with 2.4.20-8
    linux kernel. I upgraded it to 2.6.0-test11 kernel. But now I am not
    able to use my floppy drive. When I do

    # mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

    it takes a little bit of time and reports 'I/O error' and after
    another few seconds reports 'invalid block device'. I have tried with
    other device files - fd1, fd2...fd7 - but with the same results.

    I have my floppy support in-built into the kernel. I also have the
    ide-floppy support inbuilt. What else could be the problem?

    Any ideas as to how I can go about solving this problem?

    Thank you.

    Rgds,
    anna
    Annamalai Guest

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    Default Re: Floppy Not Working (2.6.0-test11)

    On 18 Dec 2003 00:38:20 -0800, Annamalai Gurusami <masconit.com> wrote: 

    My 2.4* kernel is configured like yours, except that I have ide-floppy as
    a module and it loads at boot time but I don't HAVE an ide-floppy :-)

    So that probably isn't the problem.

    I'd have a look in your BIOS configuration menu and/or see about feeding
    different I/O values to the drivers via /proc. See your kernel docs in
    /usr/src/linux/*/Doentation.

    Mount also has a large number of options, so you might want to take a look
    at the man page.

    Sorry I can't be more specific. Floppy functionality is basically built in
    to the motherboard, so it's gotta be something basic. Are you sure it
    didn't break down?


    AC

    Alan Guest

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    Default Re: Floppy Not Working (2.6.0-test11)

    On 18 Dec 2003 00:38:20 -0800, masconit.com (Annamalai Gurusami) wrote:
     

    ..... i'm pretty sure i've seen issues with this on the
    LKML and a patch is avail - please check there for it

    dont worry about doing anything/checking the BIOS. and
    you probably dont need to worry about checking the man
    page - if it worked previously, then the issue is gonna
    be with a bugfix

    --
    << http://michaeljtobler.homelinux.com/ >>
    Accordion, n.: A bagpipe with pleats.
    mjt Guest

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