Sysinstall: No Floppy Devices Found

Kevin Kobb kkobb at
Tue Jan 16 12:57:01 UTC 2007

Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm getting the message when I try to load a KLD in Sysinstall, even 
> though I KNOW my floppy drive works.  In fact, I can load the KLD from 
> the loader prompt just fine.
> Is there a difference/advantage to one way of doing this over the other?
> -Dan Mahoney
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I have found that when I do an install with an install.cfg file on a 
floppy, I must insert the floppy right after the system begins to boot 
from CD. If I don't when I tell sysinstall to read the floppy I get an 

As a work around, if I go into the options and select rescan for 
hardware devices (not sure if that is the exact wording) after inserting 
the floppy disk, it will work OK as well. Might be worth a try.

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