Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a SunBlade
cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Mon Dec 29 15:22:47 PST 2003
> > -----Original Message-----
> > I am looking for a replacement OS that I can put on my SunBlade
> > 100. Currently I am using Solaris 9. I have looked at Debian and
> > OpenBSD and both OS's cannot use the floppy drive. I have Googled
> > and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the floppy drive as well
> > as (I think) 5.0. Does 5.1 change this ?
> > TIA
> > Greg
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 18:05:40 -0500
"fbsd_user" <fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> I have Googled and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the
> floppy drive as well.
> You are complete wrong.
> I have been using FBSD since 4.2 and the floppy has been working for
According to http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-sparc64.html,
"1.44 Mbyte floppy drives" are not supported.
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.1R/hardware-sparc64.html doesn't say
anything about floppy drives that I could find, but it says that Sun
Blade 100 is "Fully Supported."
I suppose can infer from that that floppy drive support on the Sun
Blade 100 made it in between 5.0 and 5.1.
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