> > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Peter Risdon [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 4:22 AM > > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Subject: Re: floppy disk - device not configured error > > > > > > Darryl Hoar wrote: > > > > >Checked dmesg and the floppy controller > > >is recognized, etc. > > > > > > > > It's often helpful to paste your dmesg into your question > > with problems > > of this sort. From my dmesg: > > > > fdc0: <Enhanced floppy controller (i82077, NE72065 or clone)> port > > 0x3f7,0x3f0-0 > > x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0 > > fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold > > > > So I have a floppy controller. So far so good. But what about > > a floppy > > drive? That's in the line: > > > > fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0 > > > > Do you also have that? > > > > Peter Risdon. > > > > looked at dmessg and found: > fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0 > > but no fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0, or for that matter > anything like it. > > What does that mean ?
I guess it means that it doesn't see a floppy drive there. Either something is wrong with the way it is plugged in or maybe either the drive or the controller is failing in some way. Check connections - wiggle and reseat cables, etc. Try the drive in some other way, such as in MSWINxx if you also have that on the machine. Or you might not have it configured in you kernel. It is by default but might have gotten nuked somehow. Have you ever rebuilt the kernel on that machine before? Check in your kernel config file - in: /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/(kernel-conf-file) for the following lines (kernel-conf-file is whatever you named it) # Floppy drives device fdc0 at isa? port IO_FD1 irq 6 drq 2 device fd0 at fdc0 drive 0 device fd1 at fdc0 drive 1 # fd0 and fd1 would be two floppy drives. If you are not sure then make a copy of GENERIC to a file name you choose in the /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/ directory. Check in that copy of GENERIC to make sure those lines are in the file - they would go after the 'options' entries. Note that they might just be there already but commented out for some reason. NOTE ALSO: If you have created a new kernel, then make a copy of that kernel-conf file instead of GENERIC. Then while in the /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/ directory do: /usr/sbin/config name-of-file-you-copied-GENERIC-to cd ../../compile/name-of-file-you-copied-GENERIC-to make depend make cp /kernel /kernel.save make install Then reboot -- shutdown -r now Of course, this all has to be done as root. ////jerry > > thanks, > Darryl > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"