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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
> error:
>         FATAL: Error inserting floppy
>         (/lib/modules/2.6.8-powerpc/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko),
>         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...

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