Subject: Re: usb floppy support
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Mark Davies <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/2004 02:23:35
On Friday 16 April 2004 02:01, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> Make sure it's plugged in at boot time.
> The most likely answer has to do with buffer memory allocation; the
> kernel can't find a big-enough contiguous block.  At boot time, it can.

No its not that (its been plugged in at boot).
Would you expect the floppy to appear as an sd?  Note there is no fd or fdc at 
atapibus in the GENERIC config so its not going to be found as a floppy, if 
that makes sense in this context, and presuming it did make sense there is 
presumably more to supporting it that just adding the line to the config