5.3-BETA5-i386-disc1 bootstrap failures

Nate Lawson nate at root.org
Wed Sep 22 16:38:13 PDT 2004

Dan Strick wrote:
> Booting 3.5-BETA5-i386-disc2 in "safe mode" worked, but the system did
> not seem to see my floppy disk drive and consequently I was unable to
> copy my dmesg and pciconf output anywhere.  With some extra effort, I
> might be able to transfer the stuff via a hard disk partition.
> Is there any useful diagnostic information that I might produce for anyone?

How about a dmesg (or at least any part with fd* in it) to see what's 
wrong with the floppy?


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