Can't mount floppy. "fd0 is not a block device" Strange.
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Yes, there's a floppy in the drive. It's a floppy I formatted with Windows. I've compiled the kernel with Windows filesystem support. I can read the floppy on my Windows computer, but I've also tried another floppy, too.
It's a normal floppy drive. I checked the BIOS, and it's set up properly there. I checked inside the case, and everything looks good. I rebooted with a DOS bootdisk in the drive, and it booted on it. I tried dmesg again, but there's still no floppy. Have I missed some kind of kernel configuration?
Something was really messed up with my kernel config. Fortunately, I hadn't gotten around to deleting my config from two kernels ago.
For one thing, I found a little option that wasn't set:
Device Drivers -> Block devices -> Normal floppy disk support
And when I rebooted, I found that ReiserFS support wasn't enabled and it went into kernel panic. Fortunately, I also had a Beyond4 kernel set up, so I booted off of that. (Beyond4 is an experimental patchset.)
It's one of those problems that I don't know how it happened, and can't figure it out, but now I *think* it's set up right. The only thing I can think is that when I backed up the config, I moved the file instead of copying it.
Oh, and not only does it boot again, but the floppy works, too.
Anyway, thanks for your help. I didn't know about that dmesg stuff before.