Just installed Fedora, fatal error when it looks for floppy, i have no floppy
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I am not exactly sure what mechanism is used to load the module for your floppy. I could take a guess. Open your file(as root) /etc/fstab and check if there is a line for a floppy. If there is comment it out. That means place a "#" in front of it. This line will not get read, so it might not try and load the module. below would be an example
I wish i could get access to that module, i have the GNU GRUB boot screen, and then after i hit enter, it goesthrough some error checking, then it freezes at that error. I did notices that at OS selction screen it does give me some optons, e to edit command, a to modify the kernel arguments, or c for a command line,,, The command line isnt like anything im falmair with and doesnt take linux commands, so im a bit lost.
I did not realize that it froze completely at that error. I would still try to edit that file. The easiest way would be with knoppix. Boot your system with knoppix and edit that file using knoppix. You do have the option of editing files with your fedora install CDs. I think it walks you through the procedure for mounting(accsessing) your file system. After it is mounted you can edit the file /etc/fstab.
This program? where do i find it? if i use the fedora disk, all it lets me do is a new isntall of fedora, no other editing options. thanks for your input, hopefull i might get this thing to the next screen
Just to follow up, went through the Fedora CD#1 'linux rescue' routine on my machine. Good review for the RHCE exam anyway.
Prompt is actually 'boot', but all good. It does start anaconda, which looks like it's installing, but a stout heart will get you to the rescue shell.
Your hard drive will be mounted under /mnt/sysimage, so easiest to 'chroot /mnt/sysimage' to jailroot you there, then vi /etc/fstab will let you fix the problem. You might also look in grub.conf in case there's a failsafe 'mount' sequence there. My benumbed memory tells me there is.
Ok, looked in both places, neither place loads my floppy, Interesting, guess ill have to dig somemore on the forums. sorry for the long reply, went out last night, this got me so mad i could have cussed.
thiers a hwconfig,,, but thiers no floppy listed. Read on another forum to add "alias floppy off " to my /etc/modprobe.etc, but i think i have butcherd it do too confusion at this point, me and elvis arent getting alot, i can never get it to save.
OK, floppy drives are loaded as static devices by the kernel.
boot through linux-rescue, (make sure NOT to mount drives read-only).
In /boot there's a file called something like config-2.6.5-1.FC2.
edit that file and set the flag: