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SubjectRe: [BUG] floppy requests
On Fri, 21 Jun 2002 16:04:17 -0700, William Lee Irwin III wrote:
>So I ran grub to try to install it on a disk to boot elsewhere. Lo
>and behold, the legendary robustness of floppy handling bursts forth:
>
>On 2.5.24
>
>Cheers,
>Bill
>
>generic_make_request: Trying to access nonexistent block-device fd(2,0) (0)
>Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 000000a0

Search the LKML archives, keyword floppy.
Floppies work in raw mode with a patch, but FS access to mounted
floppies will hang your kernel or destroy data.
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