LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
opensource
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question floppy drive not working with Mandrake Linux 8.1


I am using Mandrake Linux 8.1 and my floppy drive doesn't work. I have found that I need to "boot my kernel with the "nobiospnp" option specified at the boot command line." How do I do this?

Thanks!
Andy

 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:43 AM   #2
Slycordinator
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: Washington State
Posts: 30

Rep: Reputation: 15
What do you mean that your floppy drive "doesn't work"? Details would help...

But on your part about the whole "nobiospnp" option I just did a google search for: "kernel" "nobiospnp"

This was the first thing that page that came up:
http://www.yipton.demon.co.uk/fx505/vaiofx505.html

Look at the middle of the page where it tells you how to specify the "nobiospnp" option in the lilo.conf file.

Hopefully this works for ya. Not sure if this is what you actually need though, considering the complete lack of information you've given.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 11,800

Rep: Reputation: 721Reputation: 721Reputation: 721Reputation: 721Reputation: 721Reputation: 721Reputation: 721
Are you trying to access the drive via GUI or console command? If I remember the shortcut desktop icons and supermount didn't work in version 8.1. Are you using the stock kernel with 8.1?

I also remember 8.1 had a lot of bugs.

Try accessing the drive via a console window.

Can you post your hardware info? Is this a regular floppy drive?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:44 PM   #4
opensource
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 8.1
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the help! My drive is working perfectly now.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux on laptop, but no floppy drive k4zau Linux - General 6 02-01-2006 12:25 PM
why is the computer always stopping the cd drive and the floppy from working? corn_jo Linux - General 5 03-02-2005 02:57 AM
How to install linux on pc without cdrom and floppy drive? subaruwrx Linux - Newbie 4 11-17-2004 07:02 AM
boot from floppy drive then insall linux redhat9 from HARD DRIVE Shiraz Ahmed Linux - Software 0 08-23-2004 05:11 AM
slackware 8.1 floppy drive not working lto Slackware 7 07-20-2002 12:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration