Re: what did hwinfo do to my machine?
I did a little googling on "error: fd0 read error" - and found this page:
It's an interesting discussion regarding the behavior of different BIOS
settings vis-a-vis FDDs. Particularly noteable is this:
Steps to debug this:
* edit /usr/sbin/grub-install to land some code in load.cfg
* the code should be "set debug=disk" or "set debug=all"
* also add option to padd -c load.cfg in the case where it's an
This should turn on debug in grub2 and should explain why floppy is probed.
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