boot process is too slow during installation

Zhang Shu zhang at
Thu Nov 27 17:44:07 PST 2003


When I install netbsd with the same floppy drive, it turns to be pretty
fast. So I guess this is a FreeBSD problem but do not know where it is...

On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 10:03:40 +0900
Jun Kuriyama <kuriyama at> wrote:

> 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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