HEADS UP: FreeBSD 5.3, 5.4, 6.0 EoLs coming soon
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?
> 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
University of Cambridge
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