Subject: Re: SMC Elite16C Ultra Memory Corrupt?
To: None <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/29/1995 09:53:02
Make that three other people besides yourself, Alexandra. :-) I
commented out the fd1 line in my config, rebuilt the kernel, and
it worked just fine. Thank you very much for your solution.

I've never had any sort of caching turned on in my BIOS; the first
thing I did was turn it all off when I got my computer.


Alexandra Ellwood ( writes:

> Actually what's much more likely is a very strange conflict between
> the floppy driver (fd) and the ed driver.  If you are using a kernel
> (like one of the boot floppy kernels) that has two floppy drivers
> configured (fd0 and fd1) and you only have one floppy drive, then you
> will receive that error on ifconfig.  Must be something like the fd1
> driver grabs the ethernet card or something...very bizarre.
> The fix: either get another floppy drive or rebuild yourself a kernel
> with only one floppy drive configured in it.  Some people on this list
> might also be able to build you a kernel.  I bootstrapped with a
> friend's floppy drive until I could build myself another kernel.
> (Yeah I know this sounds like a funky bug but I know of at least 2
> other people besides myself who've seen it).
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