boot with floppy enabled doesn't.....

Michael Butler imb at
Tue May 3 19:37:45 UTC 2016

On 05/03/16 11:21, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> On 2016-05-03 05:49, Joel Dahl wrote:
>> On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 10:36:53PM -0500, Larry Rosenman wrote:
>>> On a current -CURRENT if my Floppy disk controller and device are
>>> ENABLED, we do NOT pass mount root, and the floppy disk
>>> light is ON.
>> Just a "me too". But this is with VMware Fusion. If I disable the
>> floppy from
>> BIOS, the virtual machine boots. If I leave it enabled, it hangs.
> Thanks for posting that I'm not the only one, and it's not flakey hardware.

I have an, otherwise extremely reliable but ancient, Intel TR440BXA
motherboard doing this :-(

What drove me mad for a while is that I have an identical machine, with
exception of 10k RPM SCSI disks, which doesn't hang. I simply optioned
out "device fdc" and it's behaved ever since,


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