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 Write-protected floppy
Author: CityCat 
Date:   09-01-02 17:48

What I heard! Try to work with write-protected floppy now don't cause system panic? I woldn't check, thank you...Many times before my box panics when I have fogrotten to check read-wtire curtain on floppy...I think fd0 driver MUST check read-write curtain before mounting and refuse to mount (or force to read-only), when curtain is open. For my pity, many developers hasn't interest to correct this bug (O, very long-stading bug, since 2.2.5 :-) ), said "Floppy is obsolete as media and non-interest". Probably, it is obsoleted. But device exist and supported. Why is it buggy?

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 Re: Write-protected floppy
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   10-01-02 02:08

That sounds similar to the <A HREF="/floppygpf.php">floppy cause gpf</A> issue I wrote about...

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 Re: Write-protected floppy
Author: robert garrett 
Date:   13-01-02 16:47

It's long been known that removing a floppy and then unmounting it would cause the kernel to panic.
It's also long been known that accessing a bad floppy disk will cause the kernel to panic.


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