ports/51946: grub port looking for /dev/rfd0

Johnson David DavidJohnson at Siemens.com
Wed May 7 23:20:13 UTC 2003

>Number:         51946
>Category:       ports
>Synopsis:       grub port looking for /dev/rfd0
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-ports-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed May 07 16:20:10 PDT 2003
>Originator:     David Johnson
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE i386
System: FreeBSD balderdash.acuson.com 5.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Mar 25 11:11:03 PST 2003
djohnson at balderdash.acuson.com:/usr/src/sys/i386/compile/BALDERDASH i386

        The grub port is mapping the (fd0) device to /dev/rfd0. Under -CURRENT
this no longer exists. grub should be looking at /dev/fd0 instead. This problem
makes it impossible to create boot floppies using grub. In addition, when grub
is told to look at the correct device, via the device command, it throws an

        The following is a capture from a grub session:

        grub> root (fd0)

        Error 21: Selected disk does not exist

        grub> device (fd0) /dev/fd0

        grub>root (fd0) Assertion failed: (fd >= 0), function get_drive_geometry, file device.c, line 77.
                 Abort (core dumped)


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