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

On Wed, 16 Dec 1998, Enrique Zanardi wrote:

>> 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?

Yes, /dev/hdc on this machine. Sorry, I should have been clearer - when I
said missing /dev/fd0, I meant that the boot-floppy script would be
looking for a device on /dev/fd0 and wouldn't find one there. If you like
I can find out what needs to be done to write a boot-floppy on the LS/120
and send you a patch...

Steve McIntyre, CURS CCE, Cambridge, UK.         stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk
  Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that there
  must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one on the
  far end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with a silver-handled
  knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony DeBoer

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