Subject: Re: problems booting from floppy
To: Randy Terbush <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/29/1996 19:01:37
Randy Terbush writes:
> I did manage to get beyond this by frigging the BIOS, however no
> matter how much frigging I do to it (I've even whispered sweet
> things to it, and not so sweet) I cannot get it to mount the
> floppy as root. Panics right after message "mounting fd0a".

Look at your messages. You might notice that the probe fails to find
fd0 even though it successfully booted off the disk. I have had
friends have this problem before. I don't have an explanation for it,
but putting DDB into the kernel on the floppy might be valuable since
that would permit an attempt to see what is going on that prevents the
floppy from probing.