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Old 01-23-2006, 12:19 PM   #1
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Floppy device node missing.

Using RedHat EL 4.0 and kernel 2.6.9-11.
On booting there is no /dev/fd0 created for my floppy disk which is connected to the floppy interface.
Motherboard is Supermicro P4DC6.

Any ideas?


Old 01-24-2006, 01:02 PM   #2
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You have the floppy controller configured in the BIOS, right?

Try this...

cd /dev

This should manually create the device node for you.

Old 01-25-2006, 05:05 AM   #3
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Thanks Jake for your quick response.
However, I do not have a problem making the device manually.
My question is why the RedHat Linux udev facility does not generate a device node for the floppy?
Looking at the udev rules, permissions and startup files it appears that the udev facility attempts to create a device node for ide-floppy. However, I think (but I am not certain) that the floppy interface on the Supermicro motherboard is not part of the ide interface.


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