6.2 Hangs Probing Floppy During Boot

Tim Daneliuk tundra at tundraware.com
Thu Sep 6 14:21:09 PDT 2007

Ivan Voras wrote:
> Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>>   During the boot probe, FreeBSD 6.2 (Release or -STABLE) hangs for 
>> several minutes
>>   while probing the floppy.  Eventually, it does get through it, but 
>> it takes
>>   a loooong time.  Disabling the floppy in the machine BIOS makes the 
>> problem
>>   go away because FBSD sees no floppy to probe, but that's not an optimal
>>   soltion.
> Have you tried adding hint.fd.0.disabled="1" and hint.fdc.0.disabled="1" 
> to your loader.conf (or device.hints)? I don't know it it will work, 
> it's just something you could try.

I have not.  If I do this, will it actually disable the floppy/controller?
The issue for me is that I want to be able to actually use the floppy
when I need it, I just don't want to have wait multiple minutes while
the kernel figures out there is not floppy in the drive at boot time...

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