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> SE Lin 7.3 - Removing Floppy fd0 From Bootup, Stop the floppy device from appearing
ExeNew10
 Posted: Jul 6 2017, 08:05 AM
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Greetings all

I have a couple of SE Linux 7.3 VM that need the floppy drive removed from bootup. For example each time you key in ‘fdisk –l’ you get this error:

Jul 5 15:10:06 vmtest kernel: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Jul 5 15:13:04 vmtest kernel: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
Jul 5 15:23:02 vmtest kernel: blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0


The floppy device is not in /etc/fstab.

The floppy device is disconnected in wmware vSphere.

The floppy has been moved down the order in the VM boot order.

I’ve tried blacklisting the floppy device and rebooted but this has also not worked:

echo "blacklist floppy" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/nofloppy.conf
blacklist floppy


Searching the net has not brought a definite solution. Anyone got a way of stopping the kernel from starting the floppy device?

Relevant info below:

cat /etc/redhat-release
Scientific Linux release 7.3 (Nitrogen)

[root@vmtest ~]# ll /dev/fd0
brw-rw---- 1 root disk 2, 0 Jul 5 09:50 /dev/fd0

[root@vmtest ~]# lsblk
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk
sda 8:0 0 16G 0 disk
ââsda1 8:1 0 250M 0 part /boot
ââsda2 8:2 0 4.9G 0 part /
ââsda3 8:3 0 2G 0 part [SWAP]
ââsda4 8:4 0 1K 0 part
ââsda5 8:5 0 1000M 0 part /tmp
ââsda6 8:6 0 1000M 0 part /var
ââsda7 8:7 0 200M 0 part /support
ââsda8 8:8 0 100M 0 part /home
ââsda9 8:9 0 50M 0 part /var/log/audit
sdb 8:16 0 10G 0 disk /home/tomcat
sdc 8:32 0 10G 0 disk
ââsdc1 8:33 0 10G 0 part /opt
sdd 8:48 0 5G 0 disk
sr0 11:0 1 1024M 0 rom

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ExeNew10
 Posted: Jul 6 2017, 11:06 AM
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Resolved this one now. Went into the BIOS again and modified the floppy device. Now no warnings anymore.
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