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Bug#30780: Boot floppy support for LS/120?

"Enrique" == Enrique Zanardi <ezanardi@ull.es> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 16, 1998 at 03:37:37PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>>  Package: boot-floppies Version: 2.1.2
>> It would be very nice if the boot-floppies could have some support
>> for the LS/120 IDE floppy. It looks like a normal floppy at boot,
>> so that section works OK. However, when you try to create a boot
>> floppy near the end of the installation process it fails - missing
>> /dev/fd0 maybe?

> I don't think so, as it works fine with normal floppies. Are you
> sure Linux sees that device as /dev/fd0? It may boot from it, as new
> BIOSes can boot from several "non usual" devices, but I guess Linux
> will see it as a /dev/hd* device, isn't it?

>From Configure.help:

  If you have an IDE floppy which uses the ATAPI protocol, say Y.
  ATAPI is a new protocol used by IDE cdrom/tape/floppy drives,
  similar to the SCSI protocol.  IDE floppy drives include the LS-120
  and the ATAPI ZIP (ATAPI PD-CD drives are not supported by this
  driver; support for PD-CD drives is available through the SCSI
  emulation).  At boot time, the FLOPPY drive will be identified along
  with other IDE devices, as "hdb" or "hdc", or something similar.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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