FreeBSD /dev/fd0

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sun Dec 7 00:41:59 PST 2008

>   I am having issues configuring and using my external floppy drive on 
> FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. It's a parallel port floppy drive. /dev/fd0 is not 
> present and dmesg shows
> fdc0: <floppy drive controller (FDE)> port 0x3f2-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on 
> acpi0
> fdc0: [FILTER]
> when using dmesg | grep fd
> parallel port is working properly and I can read/write from it.

is parallel floppy supported by FreeBSD? i don't think so.

what you see in dmesg is standard builtin floppy controller, often present 
on chipset.

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