Re: No fd0
Thanks, Shawn. I'm smacking myself for not doing this in the first
place. In my (feeble) defense, though - I assumed that the FD=m kernel
parm would have caused the floppy module to be automatically loaded
when required. In the teach-a-man-to-fish spirit, can you (or anyone
else) explain where my thinking went wrong?
On Thursday 09 December 2004 10:33 am, Shawn Clark wrote:
> is the floppy module loaded?
> `lsmod | grep "floppy"`
> if not load it with `insmod floppy`
> append it to your "/etc/modules" and run `update-modules`. Next time
> you boot it will load it automagically.
> jeff (email@example.com) wrote:
> > I've been running testing on my home-built ASUS/Celeron for several
> > months, with very few problems. Today, for the first time, though,
> > I had occasion to use a floppy disk, and noticed that /dev/fd0 does
> > not exist. /dev does have an "fd" symbolic, which points to
> > /proc/self/fd, and there is a /.dev directory which DOES include an
> > fd0 device. I'm running a stock 2.6.8-1-686 kerne, which includes
> > CONFIG_BLOCK_DEV_FD=m.
> > Any clues as to what this all means, and how I can get a /dev/fd0?
> > Thanks.
> > -jeff
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