1120Odd problem ...
- Oct 8, 2000Hey All,
I've been testing out the new 2.4 kernels on my Dell Laptop. Though
they may be test, they are very stable and have native PCMCIA support
( big plus for many newbies ). Almost everything works, except for
two things. First, the sound doesn't work. But we all know that,
and the Opensound.com drivers are the only thing that can get nice
quality sound. However, the second one is an odd problem. The
floppy doesn't work. I connect the floppy externally using the
parallel port cable that Dell provides. When compiling the kernel I
included all the needed hardware support, and it still didn't work.
Then I included just about every imaginable thing that I could think
about, and guess what folks? It still didn't work!
(I know that this is NOT a floppy drive or disk problem because it
works under both Win95 and Linux kernel version 2.2.17)
When I try to mount the floppy drive using the command "/bin/mount -t
auto -o exec,nosuid,rw /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy" , I get the error
message of "mount: /dev/fd0 had wrong major or minor number" . To
solve this, I deleted /dev/fd0 and issued the command "mknod /dev/fd0
b 2 0" . However that didn't work either. =(
Anyone know what might be wrong here? Does anyone have a 2.4 kernel
with working external floppy support? If so, can you post or send me
you configuration file, or tell me how you did it? Thank you all for
The Bronx High School of Science