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Re: Floppy Drive Gone



On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 13:16 -0400, taharka wrote:
> Steve Croteau wrote:
> 
> >Greetings,
> >
> >I was just minding my own business the other day when I decided to write a 
> >file to my floppy drive using FC3.  Much to my surprise the icon I always 
> >found under "computer" was gone.  Looked in /etc/fstab and found no 
> >reference.  I had just used it 2 weeks ago.  Could an update have removed it 
> >for some reason?  The same thing happened to my other FC3 box.  What is the 
> >exact entry I need to put this back into /etc/fstab? 
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Steve
> >
> >  
> >
> Yes, same issue here on fc3 :-( I found the culprit to be the Jul 15th 
> kernel 2.6.12-1.1372_FC3 update. Surprisingly, it's not an selinux 
> issue, as rebooting with selinux disabled, makes no difference. 
> Reverting back to the previous kernel, kernel 2.6.11-1.35_FC3, corrected 
> the problem for me. BTW, notice below, the size difference between these 
> two kernels. Almost 11Mb!!
> 

Most of the size difference is removing the source and headers from the
binary kernel package.

Now to do compiling of modules you need to also install the kernel-devel
package in order to have the headers. (Same as or similar to what was
done with FC4 and the 2.6 kernels.)

> Name        : kernel                       Relocations: (not relocatable)
> Version     : 2.6.11                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
> Release     : 1.35_FC3                      Build Date: Mon 13 Jun 2005 
> 01:47:10 AM EDT
> Install Date: Fri 24 Jun 2005 01:43:31 AM EDT      Build Host: 
> bugs.build.redhat.com
> Group       : System Environment/Kernel     Source RPM: 
> kernel-2.6.11-1.35_FC3.src.rpm
> Size        : 49045635                         License: GPLv2
> Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Thu 23 Jun 2005 11:17:08 PM EDT, Key ID 
> b44269d04f2a6fd2
> Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
> Summary     : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system).
> Description :
> The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of
> the Red Hat Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic
> functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process
> allocation, device input and output, etc.
> 
> 
> Name        : kernel                       Relocations: (not relocatable)
> Version     : 2.6.12                            Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
> Release     : 1.1372_FC3                    Build Date: Fri 15 Jul 2005 
> 02:03:29 AM EDT
> Install Date: Fri 15 Jul 2005 06:19:48 PM EDT      Build Host: 
> tweety.build.redhat.com
> Group       : System Environment/Kernel     Source RPM: 
> kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3.src.rpm
> Size        : 38112195                         License: GPLv2
> Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 15 Jul 2005 12:40:56 PM EDT, Key ID 
> b44269d04f2a6fd2
> Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
> Summary     : The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system).
> Description :
> The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of
> the Red Hat Linux operating system. The kernel handles the basic
> functions of the operating system: memory allocation, process
> allocation, device input and output, etc.
> 
> taharka
> 
> Lexington, Kentucky U.S.A.
> 


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