Bug#269529: OldWorld pmac installation -- several problems
Joey Hess wrote:
> > Note 6:
> > Prior to the reboot, I tried to "Save debug logs" to a floppy disk.
> > It failed because "No floppy device was found". The oldworld Macs all
> > use the "swim3" floppy controller.
> Do you know if the floppy module is supposed to support this controller?
The eventually installed 2.6.7 system can access the floppy drive (read
and write, eject, sense the write-protect tab, etc) so the Mac floppy
controller *is* supported by *something* in the 2.6.7 kernel/modules suite.
On the installed system (after the reboot), the date on the "floppy.ko"
module is reasonable (Aug 5 18:32 -- exactly the same as all the other
modules in that directory). Is that a clue?
In the original installation report, (with reference to conditions
during the installation and before the reboot), I wrote:
> Attempting to manually "modprobe floppy" from the F2 console gives the
> FATAL: Error inserting floppy
> Device or resource busy
> Interestingly, floppy.ko has date "Jan 1 1970". All other modules in
> that directory have date "Aug 26 14:53". Strange...