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SubjectRe: 2.5.34-bk floppy weirdness
On Wed, 11 Sep 2002, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

> >dd: opening `/dev/fd0': No such device or address
> >[tmolina@dad testfloppystable]$ su
> >Password:
> >[root@dad testfloppystable]# dd if=floppyimage of=/dev/fd0
> >2880+0 records in
> >2880+0 records out
>
> My 2.5.34 (proper, not bk) doesn't have this misbehaviour.
>
> Are you building the floppy driver as a module and relying
> on kmod+modutils to insert it on demand? If so, you may be
> seeing the same problem I was when I upgraded my user-space
> to RedHat 7.3: dd of=/dev/fd0 as a user won't load floppy.o.
> See RedHat bug id 65685 for details.

You are exactly right. The floppy driver is built as a module. I'll
refer to the bugzilla and add a comment if needed. Since this is a
RedHat-specific symptom I'll handle it through them.

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