AMD64 boot floppies
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Sat Jan 7 07:11:34 PST 2006
Scott Long writes:
> My impression was the floppy drives are disappearing from servers faster
> than CDROM drives are.
I used to think floppies were no longer needed... and that all I needed was
a CD ROM until I discovered sysinstall needs a floppy to install drivers
(KLDs I think).
Although the problem I had was with a i386 installation, the same would have
happened if it had been the AMD64 CDs.
It turns out the hardware, 3Ware 9550SX, is now supported in the tree.. but
the code was put in the tree after release.. and after the latest snapshot
at the FreeBSD site.
And yes... I know that this is not directly related to... having boot
floppies.. just trying to point out that floppies still are usefull in some
cases... and that as long as the OS still FORCES you to use floppies in some
cases, people will continue to have them. (unless I am totally missing a way
to load KLDs from CDs/USB keys but sysinstall surely seems to only support
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