LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-12-2005, 02:23 PM   #1
marcosm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Floppy Disk Writes hangs the kernel


Every time I format or write do floppy disk, my system hangs.

I know the problem is with an option in the Kernel. Because I recompiled
the kernel with the .config file of the Kurumim distribution and everything worked.
But with this configuration my network system became very slow ( I have no idea why) so I had to switch to the old kernel.

Someone knows what option is this?

Thanks guys.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 07:40 AM   #2
Half_Elf
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
what is your distributon?
Have you compiled your kernel by hand or are you using something generic?
 
Old 04-13-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
marcosm
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
My distribution is RedHat 9.0 and I m compiling kernel 2.6.7 from source downloaded from the linux kernel official site. The kernel of the Redhat is 2.4 with some patches of 2.5 (I dont know why?). With this kernel the flopyy doesn't work too. I migrate the .config file of the Redhat' s kernel to the kernel 2.6.7 using the command "make oldconfig" but the problem persist. T here are many options in the kernel that I don't know what it means. So I never change them. It's amazing how easily you can configure things wrong in the kernel. Sometimes I feel like a rat with god's power.

But this is where the fun is ........
 
Old 04-13-2005, 09:14 PM   #4
Half_Elf
Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
well, knowing RH kernel, they probably enabled lot of options you dont need and your kernel is probably a modularized one ( mean you have most things in modules, not included, so you might have to _load_ the module in order to make it work).

make sure you have IDE/ATAPI Floppy option included, and turn off useless feature like ftape and parallel floppy drive. I guess these one could be the trouble... There is no magic, you will have to reconfigure your kernel again and again 'til you find the correct option.

My opinion is that you should just start back a kernel from nothing (keep a back up of the old one!!!). Of course, you will probably need a dozen of tries before you get everything working, but it's usually the best way to just avoid a buggy feature you couldn't find otherwise
 
  


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 Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
freeBSD 4.9 SLOW writes to disk dkc_ace *BSD 1 08-04-2005 05:16 PM
shouldn't disk writes be slower than reads jwstric2 General 0 08-29-2004 12:01 AM
Kernel too big to fit on floppy boot disk tacobill Red Hat 11 03-07-2004 01:21 AM
System hangs on FDD writes thelandrew Linux - Newbie 2 03-04-2004 10:21 PM
best hard drive for dvr that constantly writes to disk? Incanus Linux - Hardware 9 12-30-2003 09:23 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 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