Dell poweredge 2400 floppy drive
zbeeble at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 04:03:59 UTC 2010
On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 7:28 PM, inurneck <inurneck at gmail.com> wrote:
> I Can't seem to get my floppy recognized by the kernel. It is in fact a
> stripped kernel, I previously took a lot of things out of it, but i have
> added all I believe I need. The system sees the controller but never probes
> for an actual drive. I *re*added the options
> # Floppy drive.
> device atapifd # For floppy support.
> device eisa # For floppy support.
> device ata # For floppy support.
> device fdc # Floppy drive controller.
> If I read correctly rthat's what the handbook said was needed. but when the
> system boots all I get is >
> daemon[/daemon/kernel]: dmesg | grep fdc
> fdc0: <floppy drive controller> port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
> fdc0: [FILTER]
My first reaction: are you sure it's a regular floppy and not a USB
device? Check to see if 'daX' shows up in /dev (where X is an
> And in dev all I see relevant is the directory structure: fd>0>1>2
> I'd appreciate your help, what is the minimum things I need in my kernel
> config for it to see the floppy, and if I already do have them, why isn't it
> probing for it? Lastly what can I do to debug this? I am not one to ask
> questions I usually google, and did but all I seem to be getting is
> irrelevant information about installation from floppies. Thank you so much.
'fd' is not floppy disk here. It's "file descriptor" ... /dev/fd/X is
how you might access your own open file descriptors if you so desired.
/dev/fd0 is not related to /dev/fd/0.
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