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system crashes when mounting floppy device

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by basilmax, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. basilmax

    basilmax Thread Starter

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    I am running a desk-top Dell OptiPlex GX1, PIII 450 768 Ram, 120Gb HD, floppy, CD-RW. After having replaced the original CD unit with a CD-RW one, by same manufacturer-Samsung- I experienced a strange behaviour from my linux system: it recognizes correctely the new CD-RW unit and the Floppy, the whole booting and mounting process seems going well and the OS does work, all applications do run, however when mounting a disk into the floppy unit, the system entirely freezes and I cannot shut it down via keybord or mouse. The only way to terminate the session is by switching the power off. I have two partitions, one for windows2000n and one for Mandrake9.1. The whole hardware works nicely under Windows without any problem, but does not work under Linux. I tried changing Linux distribution, but I get the same story with RH9 and Suse 8.2. So I went all the way back by replacing the CD-RW with the CD player, that worked fine before the replacement. Would you believe? Now even the previous HW configuration does not work.
    I go mad! what's up in your opinion?
    Thanks for any hint or support.

    Max:(
     
  2. Whiteskin

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    hmm... i would say that its a hardware problem myself, because as you say nothing did this before. Either there is not enough power, or somthing blew.

    Anyone concur?
     
  3. basilmax

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    well, this is my opinion too, but what puzzles me is that in Win2000 environment the whole bunch of hw does work nicely!
    Any one has better advice?

    tks

    Max
     
  4. Whiteskin

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    Well i have knowns that nder windows it doesnt always take all the normal precaustions when using a device, so i have found that hardware problems dont always show up in windows, but as soon as you switch to a more dmanding operating system, then here are all thses hardware problems.
     
  5. lynch

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    Look in /etc/fstab and see if there are any duplicate entries.
    lynch
     
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