[CentOS] Mounting Floppies
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Fri Jun 20 13:15:34 UTC 2008
On Fri, 2008-06-20 at 09:54 +0100, Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> Hi - daft one for Friday morning coffee break:
> I have been trying to mount floppies on a couple of CentOS5 servers -
> the usual "mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy" (yes, /mnt/floppy exists!).
> On both servers, the mount command just doesn't come back and I have
> to hit CTRL-C. I have tried different media and also changed the
> floppy drive on one server, /dev/fd0 is seen as present on both
> servers and they are enabled in the BIOS. I have formatted and tested
> the floppies on my desktop PC without problems.
> In the end, I gave up, stuck a USB floppy on one of the boxes and it
> mounted with no problems.
> So is it me, CentOS 5 or something else? (Ideas, anyone!?). It could
> be a set of duff floppies and three flaky drives (two brand new), but
> I thought I'd ask before I spend too much more time on it!
Here is support - it may not be you. I've successfully mounted and used
FDs on this system in previous kernel releases.
Out of /var/log messages when I did an sfdisk -l /dev/fd0 and
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/null count=1.
Jun 20 09:07:54 centos501 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Jun 20 09:08:06 centos501 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Jun 20 09:08:06 centos501 kernel: Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
Jun 20 09:08:18 centos501 kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Jun 20 09:08:18 centos501 kernel: Buffer I/O error on device fd0, logical block 0
My dmesg has
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
If necessary (lack of prompt resolution on these lists) I'll "ribit" to
an older kernel and see what happens. I suggest you might try that.
> Nigel Kendrick
> <snip sig stuff>
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