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Old 07-16-2002, 07:51 AM   #1
sundarraj_d
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Floppy drive


Hi,

I removed my floppy drive from the system. Still the open() system call returns the descriptor. Even the ioctl like GETDRVTYPE etc are going through fine.

I need to find whether the drive is connected to the system or not.

Can any one help me out how to do this..

Thanx
Sundarraj
 
Old 07-16-2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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I think the kernel only cares if there is a floppy _controller_ installed, until you actually try to access the media. I think that even disabling the floppy controller in the bios may not prevent the kernel from detecting and enabling the floppy controller.

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