boot process is too slow during installation

Jun Kuriyama kuriyama at
Thu Nov 27 17:03:44 PST 2003

At Thu, 27 Nov 2003 09:49:04 +0000 (UTC),
Zhang Shu wrote:
> I am trying to install the current-FreeBSD to my Vaio PCG-Z1/P but found
> the installation boot process is extremely slow. It takes more than 10
> minutes to finish loading the disk created from kern.flp and another 10
> minutes for mfsroot.flp. Does anyone know what the problem is?
> The USB floppy drive I am using is sony's PCGA-UF05. The same thing
> happens with another USB floppy drive which I don't remember the model.
> I also tried to boot the installation disks of 4.8R, 4.9R and 5.1R but
> the result were the same.

I haven't seen fast USB floppy drive.  So I think all of USB floppy
drive may be too slow...

Jun Kuriyama <kuriyama at> // IMG SRC, Inc.
             <kuriyama at> // FreeBSD Project

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