Linux-2.4.5-ac16/17/18: floppy driver problem with lilo boot disks?

From: Dieter Nützel (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 18:41:29 EST


I mount my bootdisk (minix filesystem) with "mount /dev/fd0 /mnt" and copy my
new compiled kernel to it. After that I do a "lilo -v -C /mnt/lilo.conf".

All following commands which are floppy related (filesystem) fall into the D
state. Load goes up by 100 for every D state process.

ls /mnt
umount /mnt

SunWave1#cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.5-ac16 (root@SunWave1) (gcc version 2.95.2 19991024
(release)) #1 Wed Jun 20 18:01:34 CEST 2001
SunWave1#ps aux
root 1039 0.0 0.0 1404 64 pts/1 D 16:24 0:00 umount /mnt
nuetzel 1108 0.1 0.1 1412 500 pts/5 D 16:28 0:00 sync

Even "reboot" do nothing. I have to push the reset button.
Luckily I have ReiserFS running and only some seconds to wait during bootup
for replay the transaction logs.

But mount/umount other disk partitions works as expected.

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