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Date:      Sun, 25 Jan 2004 22:28:26 -0800
From:      Chris Pressey <>
To:        David Short <>
Subject:   Re: Intel 815 + Floppy
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On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 21:45:59 -0600 (CST)
David Short <> wrote:

> One of my machines has a motherboard with and Intel 815 chipset. 
> Well, after installing the 5.x series (5.1, 5.2), you cannot mount a
> floppy.  It gives you Input/Output errors.  However, in the 4.x series
> (4.8, 4.9), I don't seem to have this problem.  Is there any way to
> make this work in the 5.x series?  Or better yet... will this be fixed
> before 5.x becomes "STABLE"?

Disclaimer: the following is a wild guess; I don't run 5.x.

Do you have ACPI enabled?  If so, try disabling it.

On my 4.9 system, if I have APM enabled, I can't use the floppy drive.
IIRC ACPI is what 5.x has instead of APM, and it might have the same
issues.  Or not.  I really don't know.  As I said, wild guess.


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