Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>
>>> I have a new system with NO FLOPPY CONTROLLER and a 3ware 9550
>>> card.  It's a 1u system -- sticking extra things into PCI slots
>>> as a workaround is likely to be impossible.
>>
>> Any possibility of using a USB floppy drive?
>
> Will the BSD installer recognize a USB floppy drive?
>
>>> 3) Adding the kldload command to the emergency holographic shell
>>> (I was able to do an NFS mount from within it, but had no way to
>>> load the driver).
>>
>> Maybe put kldload on that NFS mount along with the module to be
>> loaded, and run it from there?
>
> I had considered that, but feared hitting version issues.  Obviously
> sysinstall needs both "mount" and "kldload" functionality -- why
> aren't they in the emergency shell (For that matter, why isn't "ls"?)
>
> If this many years later we're still emulating floppies, there's a
> problem, folks.
>
> -Dan
>
>>Dan: If this many years later we're still emulating floppies.....

Hey, it works for Slackware  :-)

You reminded me of the following article which stated (in 2004) that
sysinstall
was semioffically at end of life?  -Bob-

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/fbsd-from-scratch/why.html


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