|Summary:||Floppy device not recognized on Asus P4T-E when usig grub|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <john.pover>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||8.0||CC:||berthoms, coppola, pward|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 18:50:15 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Need Real Name 2002-12-02 17:07:07 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 Description of problem: "floppy0: not floppy controllers found" (/var/logs/dmesg) Floppy disk is not recognized, even if the proper lines in fstab have been entered "/dev/fd0 is not a proper block device" Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Allways when booting into Linux, Windows 2000 has no problem with the floppy disk Expected Results: Disk should be accessible, as other systems dont have this problem. It is Asus P4T-E specific Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-02 17:13:45 UTC
This sounds like a kernel problem, not a problem with the boot loader
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-12-03 20:24:26 UTC
Tried to fix this problem with the following lines in grub.conf : "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.8.0 disableapic ro root=LABEL=/" or : "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.8.0 noapic ro root=LABEL=/" or : "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/ disableapic" or : "kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.8.0 ro root=LABEL=/ noapic" The result is as before, as can be read in /var/log/dmesg : "floppy0: no floppy controllers found"
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2002-12-16 05:01:32 UTC
The Asus P4T-E floppy is known to be very very weird and isnt supported by Linux.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2002-12-16 10:42:15 UTC
Somebody advised me to install lilo as alternative bootloader instead as this would be a grub-problem, a rather bleak option in my view. Still : The same motherboard does not have these problems with the floppy device when dual-booting into Windows 2000 Professional.
Comment 5 Peter Ward 2003-02-14 08:44:07 UTC
I have the identical problem...RH 8.0, P4T-E MB, floppy controller is not recognised. There are 2 other bugs open for the same issue, 75687 and 78874. Please note that during installation the floppy WAS detected. I created a boot disk.
Comment 6 max 2003-03-05 10:55:47 UTC
Problem known with (almost all) P4-TE Asus motherboards not recognizing floppy at boot; the bug does not depend on Rh 8.0, and is reproducible with different linux distributions too. The floppy is OK once recognized. I think the bug is reported with several different numbers, i lost count. Proposed workaround: compile floppy as a module. It delays floppy recognition and then system works reliably. Tested on RH 7.2, I am recompiling 8.0 to test it again.
Comment 8 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:15 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.