6.2 hangs probing floppy

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 30 17:51:08 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 03:14:49PM +0100, Vittorio wrote:
> I updated my pentium 3 PC Compaq Desktop 450 from freebsd 5.3 (which 
> was working like a charme indeed!) to the new 6.2 installing from a CD.
> It happens that the boot 
> 1) runs smoothly as usual till after the 
> probing of the CDs, 
> 2) then the boot hangs for about 3 minutes probing 
> the floppy (I see the floppy led turned on for the same time), 
> 3) 
> eventually again smoothly till the end of the booting process.
>  I 
> noticed that the /dev/fd0 device is not found and there's no way to 
> mount it.

Build a kernel without "device fdc". Or maybe disable the floppy in the bios.

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