[ltp] Floppy drive and 755

Ottaway,J (pgr) linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sat, 19 Oct 2002 17:34:43 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Davis [mailto:adavis@saipan.com]

> I have been trying to get a floppy drive to work on a 755ce:=20
> no success, even after swapping out the drive for one I know=20
> to work on a 750cx.  I tried both with and without the kernel=20
> parameter "floppy=3Dthinkpad".  However, on a 755cx,  the=20
> floppy works ONLY IF I do not use the same kernel parameter;=20
> it doesn't work if I use the parameter. =20
> Is there something special to look out for with these models?=20
>  I am trying to eliminate a bad floppy controller. =20

I have a 755ce running Debian 2.22 kernel version 2.2 and there is no =
problem with the floppy drive (when used *without* the floppy=3Dthinkpad =
parameter). It's a long time since I last upgraded the kernel, but I =
don't remember having to do anything special to get it working. =20


Jim Ottaway