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Re: Booting a Compaq 120MB floppy

On 3 Jan 1999, Adam Di Carlo wrote:

>Steve said:
>> 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, I think that would be wonderful.  Let me know if you need help
>getting acccess to sources.  The 2.1.4 source version of the package
>is pretty much a good base to work from; or CVS if you're really
>ripping stuff up (would hope not).  Hopefully we can do it in a pretty
>robust way.  I'm not really clear on what is happening here -- does
>the device look like /dev/fd0 at initial boot (i.e., bios access) and
>then later becomes /dev/hdc ?

I guess so, but it's a weird /dev/hdc to say the least - it reports two
sizes...! I'll have a closer look and get back to you, but it may take a
few days as this is on a friend's machine, not my own. I don't do IDE
normally, it feels so _dirty_ :-)

Steve McIntyre, CURS CCE, Cambridge, UK.         stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk
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