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Re: Keeping the floppy mounted

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  • jer_lacoste
    ... If I am not mistaken, it will mount the floppy disk only if there is a floppy inside. If you had a disk there each time you booted, but now you don t, that
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 2, 2002
      --- In linux-dell-laptops@y..., Walter Logeman <walter@p...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > I used to be able to use the floppy. It is in the variable bay
      > on a dell i8100 laptop. However it has stopped working, wont
      > let me read or write to it. (at least as 'walter". I have not
      > tried su)
      >
      > I have not had it out of the bay since it was working but would
      > like to be able to swap it with the CD-ROM which i have not had
      > working in there as yet.
      >
      > fstab and dmesg below. Which i am still fining *hard* to read
      > as a newbie.
      >
      > Walter
      >
      > ~~~

      If I am not mistaken, it will mount the floppy disk only if there is a
      floppy inside. If you had a disk there each time you booted, but now
      you don't, that mught be the reason.


      There are perhaps some options to make it mount without having a disk
      inside.
    • Walter Logeman
      Hi, I used to be able to use the floppy. It is in the variable bay on a dell i8100 laptop. However it has stopped working, wont let me read or write to it.
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 2, 2002
        Hi,

        I used to be able to use the floppy. It is in the variable bay
        on a dell i8100 laptop. However it has stopped working, wont
        let me read or write to it. (at least as 'walter". I have not
        tried su)

        I have not had it out of the bay since it was working but would
        like to be able to swap it with the CD-ROM which i have not had
        working in there as yet.

        fstab and dmesg below. Which i am still fining *hard* to read
        as a newbie.

        Walter

        ~~~


        My fstab on 020203:

        dev/hda5 / ext3 noatime 1 1
        none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
        none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
        /dev/hda7 /home ext3 noatime 1 2
        /dev/scd0 /mnt/cdrom auto
        user,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,exec,codepage=850,ro,noauto 0 0
        /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto
        user,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0,sync,exec,codepage=850,noauto 0
        0
        /dev/hda2 /mnt/windows ntfs
        user,uid=501,gid=501,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0
        none /proc proc defaults 0 0
        /dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0





        679 walter@psybernet:/var/log (00:47:20)
        $ dmesg
        Linux version 2.4.8-26mdk (quintela@...) (gcc
        version
        2.96 20000731 (Mandrake Linux 8.1 2.96-0.62mdk)) #1 Sun Sep 23
        17:06:3
        9 CEST 2001
        BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
        BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
        BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
        BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000ffea800 (usable)
        BIOS-e820: 000000000ffea800 - 0000000010000000 (reserved)
        BIOS-e820: 00000000feea0000 - 00000000fef00000 (reserved)
        BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb80000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
        On node 0 totalpages: 65514
        zone(0): 4096 pages.
        zone(1): 61418 pages.
        zone(2): 0 pages.
        Kernel command line: auto BOOT_IMAGE=linux ro root=305
        hdb=ide-scsi de
        vfs=mount quiet idebus=66 ide0=dma ide1=dma nobiospnp
        ide_setup: hdb=ide-scsi
        ide_setup: idebus=66
        ide_setup: ide0=dma
        ide_setup: ide1=dma
        Initializing CPU#0
        Detected 730.915 MHz processor.
        Console: colour dummy device 80x25
        Calibrating delay loop... 1458.17 BogoMIPS
        Memory: 254712k/262056k available (1086k kernel code, 6956k
        reserved,
        397k data, 712k init, 0k highmem)
        Dentry-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
        Inode-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
        Mount-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
        Buffer-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
        Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
        CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000,
        vendor = 0
        CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
        CPU: L2 cache: 512K
        Intel machine check architecture supported.
        Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
        CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
        CPU: After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
        CPU: Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
        CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) III Mobile CPU 1000MHz stepping 01
        Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
        Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
        Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
        POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
        mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@...)
        mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
        PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfc06e, last bus=8
        PCI: Using configuration type 1
        PCI: Probing PCI hardware
        Unknown bridge resource 2: assuming transparent
        Unknown bridge resource 2: assuming transparent
        PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/244c] at 00:1f.0
        isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
        isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
        PNP BIOS services disabled.
        Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
        Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
        Initializing RT netlink socket
        apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.14)
        Starting kswapd v1.8
        VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
        devfs: v0.115 (20010827) Richard Gooch (rgooch@...)
        devfs: boot_options: 0x1
        vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xd0800000, size
        65536k
        vesafb: mode is 1280x1024x16, linelength=2560, pages=24
        vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:5257
        vesafb: scrolling: redraw
        vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
        Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 160x64
        fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
        pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
        Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS
        MULTIPO
        RT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
        ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
        ttyS02 at 0x03e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
        block: queued sectors max/low 169077kB/56359kB, 512 slots per
        queue
        RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024
        blocksize
        Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
        ide: Assuming 66MHz system bus speed for PIO modes
        PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev f9
        PIIX4: chipset revision 3
        PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
        ide0: BM-DMA at 0xbfa0-0xbfa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA,
        hdb:DMA
        hda: IC25N030ATDA04-0, ATA DISK drive
        hdb: SONY CD-RW/DVD-ROM CRX810E, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
        ide2: ports already in use, skipping probe
        ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
        hda: 58605120 sectors (30006 MB) w/1806KiB Cache,
        CHS=3648/255/63, UDM
        A(100)
        ide-floppy driver 0.97
        Partition check:
        /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 p3 < p5 p6 p7 >
        Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
        FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
        ide-floppy driver 0.97
        md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
        md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
        md: autorun ...
        md: ... autorun DONE.
        NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
        IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
        IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
        TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
        Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
        NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
        RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
        Uncompressing.....done.
        Freeing initrd memory: 81k freed
        VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
        Mounted devfs on /dev
        Journalled Block Device driver loaded
        kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
        EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
        Freeing unused kernel memory: 712k freed
        Real Time Clock Driver v1.10d
        Adding Swap: 248968k swap-space (priority -1)
        EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.6, 11 Aug 2001 on ide0(3,5), internal journal
        SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
        scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
        Vendor: SONY Model: CD-RW CRX810E Rev: 1.4c
        Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision:
        02
        kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
        EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.6, 11 Aug 2001 on ide0(3,7), internal journal
        EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
        NTFS driver v1.1.19 [Flags: R/O MODULE]
        NTFS: Warning! NTFS volume version is Win2k+: Mounting read-only
        eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker
        http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
        linux/drivers/eepro100.html
        eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V.
        Savochk
        in <saw@...> and others
        eth0: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, 00:20:E0:70:3B:5E, I/O
        at 0xe
        cc0, IRQ 10.
        Receiver lock-up bug exists -- enabling work-around.
        Board assembly 727095-002, Physical connectors present: RJ45
        Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
        General self-test: passed.
        Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
        Internal registers self-test: passed.
        ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
        Receiver lock-up workaround activated.
        usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
        usb.c: registered new driver hub
        usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.259 $ time 17:30:17 Sep 23 2001
        usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
        PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:1f.2
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.0
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.1
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.2
        PCI: Setting latency timer of device 00:1f.2 to 64
        usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xbce0, IRQ 10
        usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
        usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
        hub.c: USB hub found
        hub.c: 2 ports detected
        usb-uhci.c: v1.251:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
        hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 2
        usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x45e/0x25) is not claimed by any
        activ
        e driver.
        ip_tables: (c)2000 Netfilter core team
        ip_conntrack (2047 buckets, 16376 max)
        usb.c: registered new driver usb_mouse
        usb-uhci.c: interrupt, status 3, frame# 1869
        input0: Microsoft Microsoft IntelliMouse ® with IntelliEye on
        usb1:2.0
        usbmouse.c: v1.6:USB HID Boot Protocol mouse driver
        usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
        usb.c: registered new driver hid
        hid-core.c: v1.8 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@...>
        hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
        mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
        0x378: FIFO is 16 bytes
        0x378: writeIntrThreshold is 8
        0x378: readIntrThreshold is 8
        0x378: PWord is 8 bits
        0x378: Interrupts are ISA-Pulses
        0x378: ECP port cfgA=0x10 cfgB=0x00
        0x378: ECP settings irq=<none or set by other means> dma=<none
        or set
        by other means>
        parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP]
        parport0: irq 7 detected
        parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
        parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
        parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
        parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
        IPVS: Connection hash table configured (size=4096,
        memory=32Kbytes)
        IPVS: ipvs loaded.
        Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.29
        kernel build: 2.4.8-26mdk #1 Sun Sep 23 17:06:39 CEST 2001
        options: [pci] [cardbus] [apm]
        Intel ISA/PCI/CardBus PCIC probe:
        PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 02:0f.0
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.2
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.1
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.2
        PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 02:0f.1
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.2
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.0
        PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 02:0f.2
        TI 4451 rev 00 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 02:0f, mem 0xf2000000
        host opts [0]: [ring] [pci + serial irq] [pci irq 10] [lat
        32/32]
        [bus 9/12]
        host opts [1]: [ring] [pci + serial irq] [pci irq 10] [lat
        32/32]
        [bus 13/16]
        ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,9,15 PCI status changes
        IrDA: Registered device irda0
        0x378: FIFO is 16 bytes
        0x378: writeIntrThreshold is 8
        0x378: readIntrThreshold is 8
        0x378: PWord is 8 bits
        0x378: Interrupts are ISA-Pulses
        0x378: ECP port cfgA=0x10 cfgB=0x00
        0x378: ECP settings irq=<none or set by other means> dma=<none
        or set
        by other means>
        parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP]
        parport0: irq 7 detected
        parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
        parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
        parport0: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(38)
        parport0: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(38)
        devfs: devfs_register(): device already registered: "0"
        lp0: using parport0 (polling).
        maestro3: version 1.22 built at 17:27:01 Sep 23 2001
        PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 02:03.0
        maestro3: Configuring ESS Maestro3(i) found at IO 0xDC00 IRQ 5
        maestro3: subvendor id: 0x00e61028
        ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x8384:0x7609 (SigmaTel
        STAC9721/23)
        Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
        sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 2x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
        devfs: devfs_register(): device already registered: "cd"
        Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
        devfs: devfs_register(): device already registered: "cdrom0"
        Loading Lucent Modem Controller driver version 6.00
        Detected Parameters Irq=10 BaseAddress=0xe800 ComAddress=0xecb8
        Lucent Modem Interface driver version 6.00 (2001-01-26) with
        SHARE_IRQ
        enabled
        ttyLT00 at 0xe800 (irq = 10) is a Lucent Modem
        devfs: devfs_register(): device already registered: "tts/LT0"
        CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of
        California
        PPP generic driver version 2.4.1
        PPP BSD Compression module registered
        PPP Deflate Compression module registered
        SCSI cdrom error : host 0 channel 0 id 0 lun 0 return code =
        28000000
        ILI Current sd0b:00: sense key Illegal Request
        Additional sense indicates Illegal mode for this track
        I/O error: dev 0b:00, sector 0
        MSDOS FS: IO charset iso8859-1
        MSDOS FS: Using codepage 850
        SCSI cdrom error : host 0 channel 0 id 0 lun 0 return code =
        28000000
        ILI Current sd0b:00: sense key Illegal Request
        Additional sense indicates Illegal mode for this track
        I/O error: dev 0b:00, sector 0
        FAT: unable to read boot sector
        FAT: freeing iocharset=iso8859-1
        ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
        ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
        sr0: CDROM not ready yet.
        sr0: CDROM not ready yet.
        sr0: disc change detected.
        sr0: CDROM (ioctl) reports ILLEGAL REQUEST.
        cdrom: open failed.
        MSDOS FS: IO charset iso8859-1
        MSDOS FS: Using codepage 850
        FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
        VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 0b:00.
        FAT: freeing iocharset=iso8859-1
        ISO 9660 Extensions: Microsoft Joliet Level 3
        ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
        680 walter@psybernet:/var/log (00:48:28)
        $
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