Sysinstall: No Floppy Devices Found
kkobb at skylinecorp.com
Wed Jan 17 12:52:48 UTC 2007
Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Kevin Kobb wrote:
>> 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
> I've found the floppy works okay when I escape to the bootloader, so I
> can load my KLD at that time.
>> 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.
> I'll be sure to try that, thanks. Any idea why it's not found
> initially, tho? I mean, the CONTROLLER is found, so...
> Is this the type of thing I should send-pr over?
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I am not sure why this happens myself. I have also noticed that when I
try to transfer a few files from floppy (during install my install.cfg
mounts the floppy and copies a few custom scripts) the transfer is very
slow, even by floppy disk speed standards.
I haven't worried too much about it because I so seldom use floppies any
more, and plan on getting a better install gameplan (PXE ?) if I install
more than a few systems. Might be worth checking or filing a PR.
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