Boot delay, probably caused by fdc

Martin Nilsson martin at
Fri Sep 9 11:10:32 PDT 2005

Lukas Ertl wrote:
> ... several minutes nothing.  Then the boot process resumes normally:
> Trying to mount root from .....
> Booting verbosely and setting kern.geom.debugflags at the loader prompt 
> reveals that during this break the GEOM taste process for the (empty) fd0
> floppy device happens.
> Disabling the floppy controller in the BIOS makes the boot delay go away.

I see the same thing with a Intel D945GNT motherboard & current. The 
light on the floppydrive is on and if I insert a disk the boot commences 
right away.


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