Bug#332942: kernel-image-2.6.8-2-386: fails to insert floppy.ko claiming "io-port 0x03f2 in use"
* Bruce Robson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-11-13 16:58]:
> I've just hit this bug on lenny (package linux-image-2.6.26-2-686
> version 2.6.26-19lenny2).
Ok, I've reopened this bug and reassigned it to the current kernel.
> To work around the bug and allow loading of the floppy module I needed
> to use pnpacpi=off instead of pnpbios=off (I don't know if this is
> different due to my hardware having ACPI or due to the kernel).
> I've also found that this bug was discussed on the Linux-Kernel
> mailing list in Jan/Feb 2009 (see http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/1/31/162 ).
> A fix was made and checked into the kernel on 2009-02-18
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.29.y.git;a=patch;h=5a74db06cc8d36a325913aa4968 ae169f997a466
> This patch can be applied to package linux-source-2.6.26 version
> 2.6.26-19lenny2. Patching produced warnings due other modifications
> between 2.6.26 and 2.6.29 as follows
> patching file drivers/block/floppy.c
> Hunk #1 succeeded at 551 (offset -7 lines).
> Hunk #2 succeeded at 4275 (offset -1 lines).
> Hunk #3 succeeded at 4284 (offset -1 lines).
> Hunk #4 succeeded at 4357 (offset -1 lines).
> Hunk #5 succeeded at 4439 (offset -1 lines).
> Hunk #6 succeeded at 4462 (offset -1 lines).
> Hunk #7 succeeded at 4527 (offset -1 lines).
> The patched floppy module then loads without needing pnpacpi=off
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