fd0 problems with fedora

From: John Meagher (jmeagher_at_patriot.net)
Date: 02/02/04

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    Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 10:28:33 -0500
    
    

    Hello all,
    I have just started with Fedora and my first installation attempt
    crashed when I tried to create a boot disk. So the second time I said
    no to that option and did a mkbootdisk /dev/fd0 after the system came
    up. Crash again. Rebooted, tried fdformat, crash again. mdir works
    fine but mcopy crashes the system.

    If I try to mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy, it tells me fd0 is not a valid
    block device. ditto if I do it with the gui tool. When the system
    boots, "Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M" gets written in the log.

    There's a bug in bugzilla # 102565 which is the first thing you see when
    you google on fedora fdformat, but it's dated last Aug 18 and there's
    been no action on it since assignment. There also haven't been any
    other complaints on this list as far as I can see, so it must be rare.

    How can I go about troubleshooting this? The captured strace follows.

    Thanks,

    John
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    [root@lo /]# strace fdformat /dev/fd0
    execve("/usr/bin/fdformat", ["fdformat", "/dev/fd0"], [/* 22 vars */]) =
    0
    uname({sys="Linux", node="lo.puxy.com", ...}) = 0
    brk(0) = 0x932a000
    open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or
    directory)
    open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY) = 3
    fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=41133, ...}) = 0
    old_mmap(NULL, 41133, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0xbf5c6000
    close(3) = 0
    open("/lib/tls/libc.so.6", O_RDONLY) = 3
    read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0\3\0\1\0\0\0@h6\000"...,
    512) = 512
    fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0755, st_size=1575400, ...}) = 0
    old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
    MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0xbf5c5000
    old_mmap(0x351000, 1279788, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) =
    0x351000
    old_mmap(0x484000, 12288, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED,
    3, 0x132000) = 0x484000
    old_mmap(0x487000, 10028, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE,
    MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x487000
    close(3) = 0
    set_thread_area({entry_number:-1 -> 6, base_addr:0xbf5c5760,
    limit:1048575, seg_32bit:1, contents:0, read_exec_only:0,
    limit_in_pages:1, seg_not_present:0, useable:1}) = 0
    munmap(0xbf5c6000, 41133) = 0
    brk(0) = 0x932a000
    brk(0x934b000) = 0x934b000
    brk(0) = 0x934b000
    open("/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive", O_RDONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
    fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=33513072, ...}) = 0
    mmap2(NULL, 2097152, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0xbf3c5000
    close(3) = 0
    stat64("/dev/fd0", {st_mode=S_IFBLK|0660, st_rdev=makedev(2, 0), ...}) =
    0
    access("/dev/fd0", W_OK) = 0
    open("/dev/fd0", O_WRONLY|O_LARGEFILE) = 3
    ioctl(3, FDGETPRM, 0x804a238) = 0
    open("/usr/share/locale/locale.alias", O_RDONLY) = 4
    fstat64(4, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=2601, ...}) = 0
    mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1,
    0) = 0xbf3c4000
    read(4, "# Locale name alias data base.\n#"..., 4096) = 2601
    read(4, "", 4096) = 0
    close(4) = 0
    munmap(0xbf3c4000, 4096) = 0
    open("/usr/share/locale/en_US.UTF-8/LC_MESSAGES/util-linux.mo",
    O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    open("/usr/share/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/util-linux.mo", O_RDONLY)
    = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    open("/usr/share/locale/en_US/LC_MESSAGES/util-linux.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1
    ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    open("/usr/share/locale/en.UTF-8/LC_MESSAGES/util-linux.mo", O_RDONLY)
    = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    open("/usr/share/locale/en.utf8/LC_MESSAGES/util-linux.mo", O_RDONLY)
    = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    open("/usr/share/locale/en/LC_MESSAGES/util-linux.mo", O_RDONLY) = -1
    ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    fstat64(1, {st_mode=S_IFCHR|0620, st_rdev=makedev(136, 2), ...}) = 0
    mmap2(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1,
    0) = 0xbf3c4000
    write(1, "Double-sided, 80 tracks, 18 sec/"..., 63Double-sided, 80
    tracks, 18 sec/track. Total capacity 1440 kB.
    ) = 63
    write(1, "Formatting ... ", 15Formatting ... ) = 15
    ioctl(3, FDFMTBEG, 0) = 0
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    write(1, " 0\10\10\10", 6) = 6
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    write(1, " 1\10\10\10", 6) = 6
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    write(1, " 2\10\10\10", 6) = 6
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK, 0xbff7f070) = 0
    write(1, " 3\10\10\10", 6) = 6
    ioctl(3, FDFMTTRK

    ----that's all she wrote-----

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