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Remi Collet 04-18-2010 06:27 AM

F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive
 
See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565693

Computer without floppy drive are quite common.
If the floppy controller is enable in BIOS (which is often the default
configuration), anaconda hangs during the "Finding storage devices" stage.


I don't see this bug is a blocker for the release, probably should be.

Remi.


P.S. I don't think I'm a noob, but I have to search for this issue...
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Remi Collet 04-18-2010 07:24 AM

F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive
 
See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565693

Computer without floppy drive are quite common.
If the floppy controller is enable in BIOS (which is often the default
configuration), anaconda hangs during the "Finding storage devices" stage.


I don't see this bug is a blocker for the release, probably should be.

Remi.


P.S. I don't think I'm a noob, but I have to search for this issue...
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Rohan Sheth 04-18-2010 07:33 AM

F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive
 
On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 12:24 AM, Remi Collet <Fedora@famillecollet.com> wrote:
>
> See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565693
>
> Computer without floppy drive are quite common.
> If the floppy controller is enable in BIOS (which is often the default
> configuration), anaconda hangs during the "Finding storage devices" stage.
>
>
> I don't see this bug is a blocker for the release, probably should be.
>
> Remi.
>
>

I ran into the same issue many times, usually if I wait long enough
(>10 minutes) it times out and brings up the next screen. It has now
become a habit for me to just `rmmod floppy` before proceeding to the
"finding storage devices" screen in anaconda.

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Bruno Wolff III 04-18-2010 04:26 PM

F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive
 
On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:27:10 +0200,
Remi Collet <Fedora@FamilleCollet.com> wrote:
> See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565693
>
> Computer without floppy drive are quite common.
> If the floppy controller is enable in BIOS (which is often the default
> configuration), anaconda hangs during the "Finding storage devices" stage.

The short answer is that if you don't have a floppy drive installed, you
should disble the controller in the bios.

The other side of this problem has also been reported. Not checking for
a floppy results in people who actually have floppy drives, not being
able to easily use them.

There have been discussions on both the anaconda and kernel lists on this
topic. The latest is that Kyle McMartin thinks he has a way to take care
of most of the cases by finding out if there is a drive actually installed
using ACPI. This isn't in the Fedora kernel just yet, but hopefully will
be for the F13 release.
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Richard Zidlicky 04-18-2010 05:55 PM

F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive
 
On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:26:39AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:27:10 +0200,
> Remi Collet <Fedora@FamilleCollet.com> wrote:
> > See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565693
> >
> > Computer without floppy drive are quite common.
> > If the floppy controller is enable in BIOS (which is often the default
> > configuration), anaconda hangs during the "Finding storage devices" stage.
>
> The short answer is that if you don't have a floppy drive installed, you
> should disble the controller in the bios.
>
> The other side of this problem has also been reported. Not checking for
> a floppy results in people who actually have floppy drives, not being
> able to easily use them.
>
> There have been discussions on both the anaconda and kernel lists on this
> topic. The latest is that Kyle McMartin thinks he has a way to take care
> of most of the cases by finding out if there is a drive actually installed
> using ACPI. This isn't in the Fedora kernel just yet, but hopefully will
> be for the F13 release.

didn't DOS do it some 30 years ago without ACPI? It never took so long to detect
a (nonexistent) drive in the old days.

Richard
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Richard Zidlicky 04-18-2010 05:55 PM

F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive
 
On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 11:26:39AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 08:27:10 +0200,
> Remi Collet <Fedora@FamilleCollet.com> wrote:
> > See: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=565693
> >
> > Computer without floppy drive are quite common.
> > If the floppy controller is enable in BIOS (which is often the default
> > configuration), anaconda hangs during the "Finding storage devices" stage.
>
> The short answer is that if you don't have a floppy drive installed, you
> should disble the controller in the bios.
>
> The other side of this problem has also been reported. Not checking for
> a floppy results in people who actually have floppy drives, not being
> able to easily use them.
>
> There have been discussions on both the anaconda and kernel lists on this
> topic. The latest is that Kyle McMartin thinks he has a way to take care
> of most of the cases by finding out if there is a drive actually installed
> using ACPI. This isn't in the Fedora kernel just yet, but hopefully will
> be for the F13 release.

didn't DOS do it some 30 years ago without ACPI? It never took so long to detect
a (nonexistent) drive in the old days.

Richard
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