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Boby 11-21-2004 03:28 AM

Can't use floppy for memtest86
 
Hi!

I never used a floopy disk since my Fedora Core 2 installation. Now I have to run memtest86. This will create a disk but I always get this error
Code:

dd <memtest.bin >/dev/fd0 bs=8192
/bin/sh: line 1: /dev/fd0: No such device or address

. I have deleted the entry in /etc/fstab where it mounts the floppy, but when I start my PC it has the floppy alredy mounted so I can write to the disk. I cannot umount it and get this error
Code:

umount: /mnt/floppy: not mounted
. To mount it elsewhere I always get this error
Code:

mount: /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device
Is not fd0 the device name for my floppy? What can I do to fix this problem and run memtest86?

Thank you!
Boby

ranger_nemo 11-21-2004 08:36 AM

I don't know what the fd0 trouble is, but I have a couple suggestions to work around it...

The memtest page has a CD ISO, if you have a CD-burner. Download it, burn it, and boot from it, instead of a floppy.

Otherwise, you can get memtest with yum...

# yum install memtest86+

Boby 11-21-2004 10:13 AM

Quote:

The memtest page has a CD ISO, if you have a CD-burner. Download it, burn it, and boot from it, instead of a floppy.
Yes, i've done this ;)
But I would like to know what's the problem with the floppy, maybe I'll need it sometime.

Thank you!
Boby


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