i386/91476: floppy drive doesn't work in MS Virtual Server 2005 R2
dr at integritasystems.com
Sat Jan 7 12:10:07 PST 2006
>Synopsis: floppy drive doesn't work in MS Virtual Server 2005 R2
>Arrival-Date: Sat Jan 07 20:10:05 GMT 2006
Integrita Systems LLC
FreeBSD BSD6.lv.cox.net 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Thu Nov 3 09:36:13 UTC 2005 root at x64.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
During bootup, the following messages appear:
fdc0: <floppy drive controller (FDE)> port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
fdc0: does not respond
device_attach: fdc0 attach returned 6
It is not possible to mount or use the floppy after the system is booted. This problem does NOT exist in FreeBSD 4.11.
1. Install MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 on a machine.
2. Create a new Virtual Machine, and accept the defaults for the configuration.
3. Install FreeBSD in the virtual machine. Accept the defaults during install.
4. Once the system boots, the messages will appear during boot time, and the floppy will not be mountable or otherwise accessible.
Solution not known exactly, other than to say that FreeBSD 4.11 does not exhibit this behavior when running on MS Virtual Server 2005 R2.
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