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SubjectRe: floppy death
Russell Berry wrote:

>
> Here it is, upon trying to mount my ext2fs floppy, I get this:
>
> # mount /dev/fd1 /floppy -text2
> mount: /dev/fd1 is not a valid block device
>
> then I look at /var/log/syslog and see this:
>
> Jul 30 12:10:02 seinfeld kernel: floppy0: Unable to allocate DMA memory
>
> just for the heck of it, I fired up dosemu, put in a dos floppy and did a:, which led to this:
>
> ERROR: Sector not found 1!
> SYSCALL ERROR: 6, *No such device or address* in file disks.c, line 581: expr=
> open(dp->dev_name, dp->wantrdonly ? O_RDONLY : O_RDWR, 0)
> DISK: closed disk
[snip]
>
> Okay, a little overkill there, but I didn't include all of them. My next step is to reboot and see
> if that clears it up, here's the setup...
>
> # cat /proc/version
> Linux version 2.0.8 (root@seinfeld) (gcc version 2.7.2) #1 Mon Jul 22 12:43:50 EDT 1996
> # uptime
> 12:15pm up 7 days, 20:52, 7 users, load average: 0.06, 0.11, 0.14
>
> Any ideas?????

Just after posting this, I backed out of X to prepare for reboot, and tried again mounting
the floppy. It worked. :-) Now I can umount the floppy, and mount again in X, I'm not
quite sure what happened there, but it seems to ba an anomaly...


---russ


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