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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:26:28 -0800
From:      Chris Pressey <cpressey@catseye.mine.nu>
To:        fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com
Cc:        runman@speedfactory.net
Subject:   Re: Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a SunBlade 100 ?
Message-ID:  <20031229152628.7f5a7793.cpressey@catseye.mine.nu>
In-Reply-To: <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGAEGDFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>
References:  <000801c3ce5b$d65fe360$0a00a8c0@atlas> <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGAEGDFCAA.fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com>

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> > -----Original Message-----
> >  I am looking for a replacement OS that I can put on my SunBlade
> >  100. Currently I am using Solaris 9.  I have looked at Debian and
> >  OpenBSD and both OS's cannot use the floppy drive.  I have Googled
> >  and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the floppy drive as well
> >  as (I think) 5.0.  Does 5.1 change this ?
> > 
> > TIA
> > 
> > Greg

On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 18:05:40 -0500
"fbsd_user" <fbsd_user@a1poweruser.com> wrote:

>  I have Googled and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the
> floppy drive as well.
> 
> You are complete wrong.
> 
> I have been using FBSD since 4.2 and the floppy has been working for
> me.

According to http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-sparc64.html,
"1.44 Mbyte floppy drives" are not supported.

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.1R/hardware-sparc64.html doesn't say
anything about floppy drives that I could find, but it says that Sun
Blade 100 is "Fully Supported."

I suppose can infer from that that floppy drive support on the Sun
Blade 100 made it in between 5.0 and 5.1.

-Chris



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