Re: malfunctioning floppy drive
>>>>> On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 14:23:14 -0400
>>>>> "JE" == Jay Estabrook <Jay.Estabrook@hp.com> wrote:
JE> On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 02:47:56PM -0700, Joshua Sanders wrote:
>> This may seem obvious, but have you checked the cable on the back of the
>> Floppy? Is pin 1 aligned correctly?
JE> I think you are correct on this - the cable is twisted 180 degrees,
JE> either at the mobo or at the floppy drive.
JE> The giveaway was that the activity light stays on constantly, which is
JE> always caused by this particular type of mis-cabling.
Another guess is absence of floppy drive support in kernel (not
compiled in, or compiled as module and not loaded).