floppy disk - device not configured error
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 18 13:36:20 PST 2003
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Technical Director [mailto:trodat at ultratrends.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 2:45 PM
> > To: Darryl Hoar
> > Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Re: floppy disk - device not configured error
> > Greetings back,
> > You could try the following:
> > dd if=./kern.flp of=/dev/fd0a
> > That might fix your problem.
> > R.
> > On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Darryl Hoar wrote:
> > > Greetings,
> > > I am running FreeBSD 4.7-stable. I am
> > > trying to make new boot floppies so I
> > > can install Freebsd on another machine.
> > > When I try to:
> > > dd if=./kern.flp of=/dev/fd0
> > >
> > > I get a "Device not configured" Error.
> > > A good, new floppy is in the drive. I have
> > > tried several new floppies. Same result.
> > >
> > > Checked dmesg and the floppy controller
> > > is recognized, etc.
> > >
> > > what am I not doing right ?
Is the floppy formatted? Used fdformat for that or do it
on a MS machine.
Also, write to /dev/fd0c or /dev/rfd0c.
Here is just what I do and have done many times.
First format two floppies for 1.4 meg using fdformat
-> 'fdformat -f 1440' is enough. It will prompt for the rest
-> 'dd if=boot-image of=/dev/rfd0c' for boot floppy
(change floppy :)
-> 'dd if=mfs-image of=/dev/rfd0c' for mfs floppy
The only other thing I can think of is maybe you don't have the device
Check it and use MAKEDEV to make them
(what happens after you get to 5.x I don't know yet, haven't been there)
do cd /dev
ls -l *fd0*
if you don't find an 'rfd0c' then make one
./MAKEDEV fd0 should do it
You might need to delete some stuff first as in
But, really, these should all be there because the system normally
makes these by default. If they aren't there, something pooped
along the line somewhere.
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > > -Darryl
> thanks. I tried your suggestion, but received the same message.
> Any other ideas ?
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