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Old 09-15-2003, 10:40 PM   #1
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disabling ide-floppy at boot time

I'm trying to install gnu/linux from a bootable cd, but my computer hangs up when it tries to load ide-floppy 0.98a. it works fine on another computer, so i guess it's my computer. is there any option i can pass to the kernel from the boot: prompt so it won't load the ide-floppy driver?
Old 09-15-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
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Well I'm not sure about a command to disable a floppy drive but I dont know why you just dont open the computer and unplug the floppy. Install linux, then see if you can plug it back in again.
Old 09-15-2003, 11:25 PM   #3
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try disabling ur floppy by editing /etc/fstab file
Old 09-16-2003, 09:13 AM   #4
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actually, i don't want to disable my floppy drive, it's the driver "ide-floppy 0.98a" that i want to disable, because it's hanging my computer up. i don't think i can edit any /etc/fstab file, because i'm booting off a cd, and all the files are put into an image, and besides you can't change files on a cd. so i need some way of booting that cd, but that driver keeps hanging the boot up so that i can't get any farther.


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