Floppy drive problem

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Mar 30 14:58:35 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 02:02:10PM +0000, Tee Nor wrote:

> Booting:
> FreeBSD/sparc64 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.0
> (root at s-dallas.cse.buffalo.edu, Wed Nov  2 09:45:36 UTC 2005)
> bootpath="/sbus at 1f,0/SUNW,fas at e,8800000/sd at 0,0:a"
> After boot:
> # mount /dev/fd/0 /mnt
> mount: /dev/fd/0: Block device required

You should not use /dev/fd/0! It is a file descriptor, not a floppy device.

The floppy driver fdc(4) is for the PC architecture, not for
sparc64. Both fdc(4) and atapifd(4) are commented out in the sparc64
GENERIC kernel. According to the 6.2 installation instructions for
sparc64, a floppy disk based install is not supported on sparc64.

Maybe the floppy is connected to the SCSI bus?

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