Subject: Re: diskless 1.1_ALPHA
To: Kenneth Stailey <>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/02/1995 14:32:14
>I thought I would mention that the floppy disk light would not go out
>(I assume the floppy was still spinning.)  Futher investigation
>revealed that the floppy device driver was not in the DISKLESS kernel
>config file and that the probe() or whatever occurs in early startup
>is what stops the light, so I added the fdc0 and fd* lines and
>everything was fine.

This reminds me of another floppy drive oddity that I noticed.  When booting
any kernels newer than 1.0 off off floppy, the floppy drive that I booted
off of was not detected during the probe.

That is to say, if I booted off of A: (a 1.2MB 5.25" floppy), then during boot
it would only find B: (a 1.44MB 3.5" floppy), and would call that fd0.

Anyone else see this?