Once upon a time, Hans de Goede <hdegoede(a)redhat.com> said:
anaconda loads the floppy driver by default when booting of the
DVD, because of driverdisk support, thus the anaconda team has been getting
its share of bug reports wrt this. But AFAIK there are no such issues
in RHEL-5, where we auto-load the floppy driver too, so something
has changed in the kernel causing the hang when no drive is attached to the
controller. I could swear I filed a bug against the kernel about this
regression, but I cannot find it.
So, it sounds like it is a kernel bug, and the "fix" was to just ignore
it and stop loading the module. <sigh>...
Chris Adams <cmadams(a)hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.