HEADS UP: FreeBSD 5.3, 5.4, 6.0 EoLs coming soon

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu Oct 5 02:30:23 PDT 2006

On Thu, 5 Oct 2006, Eugene Grosbein wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 12:36:22PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> When this kind of thing happens you just need to periodically make a bit of 
>> noise to make sure it doesn't get forgotten.  In particular you should 
>> mention the problem to re@ so they can investigate and track it.
> Do I need to bother re@ with non-working fdc(4) in 6.2-PRERELEASE? 
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=kern/103841
> In short: dual boot computer, floppy drive works in Windows, does not work 
> at all in 6.2-PRE.

Could you try booting a 6.1 or 6.0 CD and see if this is a regression from 
previous FreeBSD versions?  Often, floppy disk problems are a symptom of an 
ACPI/BIOS problem, FYI, so you might want to check if there's a BIOS update 
from your system/motherboard vendor.

Robert N M Watson
Computer Laboratory
University of Cambridge

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