system crashes when mounting floppy device

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basilmax

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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.

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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?
 

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