floppy disk - device not configured error
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 18 14:13:35 PST 2003
> > Check it and use MAKEDEV to make them
> > (what happens after you get to 5.x I don't know yet,
> > haven't been there)
> > do cd /dev
> > ls -l *fd0*
> > if you don't find an 'rfd0c' then make one
> > ./MAKEDEV fd0 should do it
> > You might need to delete some stuff first as in
> > rm *fdo*
> > But, really, these should all be there because the system normally
> > makes these by default. If they aren't there, something pooped
> > along the line somewhere.
> > Good luck,
> > ////jerry
> I tried fdformat -f 1440 and it wanted the device. Tried it with
> fdformat -f 1440 fd0, and got the device not configured. Tried
> it with fdformat -f 1440 /dev/fd0, and got "device not configured".
Hmmm. Have you checked dmesg to make sure the system even sees it?
> cd /dev
> ls -l *fd0* yeilds a lot of files. Guess I'll try the rm *fd0*, then
> the ./MAKEDEV fd0 to see if it'll fix things.
Well, if it has a fd0c and rfd0c then it should be good.
But, I have had to do that for some other devices that looked
like they were there - but not for a floppy drive that I remember.
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