At 12:28 22/03/2004, Matthew Seaman wrote: >On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 11:56:59AM +0000, Richard P. Williamson wrote: >> At 11:41 22/03/2004, Willy Dingledorf wrote: >> >The problem began when a newbie (me) downloaded and installed FreeBSD version 5.2, >> >and then was unable to mount a floppy disk. >> > >> >************************************ >> >Richard Williamson wrote: >> > >> >Can you give us the Output of >> > >> >$ls /dev/fd0 >> > >> >-------------------------- >> >Yes ... here it is: >> > >> >ls: /dev/fd0: No such file or directory >> >> >> cd /dev >> sh MAKEDEV fd0 >> >> because it looks like the fd0 floppy device doesn't exist. Maybe when >> you installed the downrev'd version, it created the /dev/fd0 when it >> didn't find it. If you look in the booting system, is /dev/fd0 there >> now? > >Unfortunately that won't help the OP at all: he has the floppy working >correctly under 4.9, but his aim was to be able to use the floppy >drive under 5.2.1, and your instructions won't work because: > > * MAKEDEV is gone from 5.x, which now uses devfs stuff instead to > dynamically create all the device nodes corresponding to the > available hardware.
Ah. My bad. I shut up now. Actually, it looks like I blindly ignored/missed the original 5.x reference. My brain is stuck on 4.8. rip _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"