Re: floppy issue also in 2.4.18 ? / 2.5 solution

From: Thunder from the hill (
Date: Sun Aug 04 2002 - 16:32:59 EST


On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Nico Schottelius wrote:
> 1) Why does 2.4.18 kernel hangs when I try to boot it from floppy ?
> Symptoms: After 'Loading ... ' progress finished, the disk drive's
> led is still lighting and nothing happens anymore.
> What can be wrong ? CPU is correct (I even tried 386,586,p-classic,p-mmx,..),
> it's a P133. And howto fix it?

Yo. Some days ago there was a patch that fixed the floppy I/O driver. I'll
append it, against 2.5.29.

> 2) Somebody explain me what changed in vfs, where to find doc and give me some
> time to fix that damn 2.5 floppy driver. I'm gonna fight it.

It was in 2.5.12. Just look at the changes, I don't have a pointer right
now. (I'm busy writing something about the downturn of the first ancient
egypt empire...)


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