F-13 Beta, anaconda hangs if no floppy drive

Richard Zidlicky rz at linux-m68k.org
Sun Apr 18 17:55:56 UTC 2010

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 at 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.


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