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mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

A good number of results turn up on google...but little help.
I've tried most of the offered fixes below. Still doesn't
solve the problem.

I updated from kernel-2.4.20-20 to kernel-2.4.22-1.2088.nptl
The older kernel-2.4.20 always has in the system log:

Oct 25 06:04:59 localhost kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
Oct 25 06:04:59 localhost kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide

This doesn't appear when booting into the new kernel-2.4.22

The new kernel deleted the line

/dev/fd0  /mnt/floppy  auto  noauto,user,kudzu 0 0

from /etc/fstab

and throws the line into /etc/fstab.REVOKE

I then tried to edit fstab by adding the lind back

/dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy   auto    noauto,owner  0 0

another try:

/dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy   ext2    noauto,user   0 0

leaving out kudzu from the lines above. I can't mount the floppy.
Error message is

mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device

I'm missing a step or is this a bug in the newer kernel

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dk
10/25/2003 1:36:30 PM
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Try 'dmesg | grep -i floppy'.  If you see a message like this:

floppy0: no floppy controllers found

there is no standard floppy support in your kernel (CONFIG_BLK_DEV_FD=y in 
/usr/src/linux/.config)

dk wrote:
> A good number of results turn up on google...but little help.
> I've tried most of the offered fixes below. Still doesn't
> solve the problem.
> 
> I updated from kernel-2.4.20-20 to kernel-2.4.22-1.2088.nptl
> The older kernel-2.4.20 always has in the system log:
> 
> Oct 25 06:04:59 localhost kernel: Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
> Oct 25 06:04:59 localhost kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
> 
> This doesn't appear when booting into the new kernel-2.4.22
> 
> The new kernel deleted the line
> 
> /dev/fd0  /mnt/floppy  auto  noauto,user,kudzu 0 0
> 
> from /etc/fstab
> 
> and throws the line into /etc/fstab.REVOKE
> 
> I then tried to edit fstab by adding the lind back
> 
> /dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy   auto    noauto,owner  0 0
> 
> another try:
> 
> /dev/fd0    /mnt/floppy   ext2    noauto,user   0 0
> 
> leaving out kudzu from the lines above. I can't mount the floppy.
> Error message is
> 
> mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
> 
> I'm missing a step or is this a bug in the newer kernel
> 

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emilio
10/29/2003 3:13:25 AM
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