floppy mount support
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Tue Dec 23 05:35:09 PST 2003
Srinivasa Kanduru <ksraghavan at yahoo.com> writes:
> I happenned to install 5.1 FreeBSD. I couldn't mount floppy disk. I noticed
> that /dev/fd0 did not exist. I tried doing a mknod using character device 9, 0
> for fd0 but it doesn't work. The floppy devnode is not permitted to be created.
> Incidentally there seems to be a change in the devfs and the usage is not very
> intuitive. Is there anywhere the examples are given ? Particularly if I want to
> use the floppy disk how can I get around this problem.
5.x uses devfs exclusively (by default, anyway), and 4.x does not.
Does the kernel detect fd0 as it is booting?
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area:
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