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Old 06-12-2004, 11:03 AM   #1
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No floppy, make core 2 stop looking

hi, i just installed Fedora Core 2 on my dell 600m laptop. when i boot up there is a warning about the floppy drive not existing. How do i configure core 2 to not look for this (non-existant) device?
Old 06-13-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Hmmm, could you post the details of the warning message that you are getting, it could well tip of why it is trying to look for your floppy drive.

In the mean time, I can think of a couple things that might help. In your '/etc/fstab' file you may well have a line refering to the non-existant floppy. It would look something like:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

If you comment this line out it might prevent the system from trying to locate the drive.
Old 06-13-2004, 11:54 PM   #3
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Try this.... Find the file:


and comment out (add # in front of) the line:

(fd0) /dev/fd0

so it looks like:

# (fd0) /dev/fd0

Then save it and reboot and no more floppy issues, hopefully. Worked on my floppy-less Inspiron 5150.


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