[CentOS] floppy drives

Mon Apr 8 17:43:06 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

John R Pierce wrote:
> On 4/8/2013 9:57 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> OH! I thought, since the m/b is from '05 or '06, that it would detect
>> the floppy drives, but*that*  I need to look at. Thanks!
> the floppy interface was really low level.    all parallel signals, like
> select drive, step, direction, head select, serial data, clock, write
> enable, and a status line for home, and index (the hole in the disk that
> said its at sector 0).
> drive.   so the BIOS's pretty much stopped doing the
> auto-home-and-detect thing early on when floppies became optional
> because it was /so/ slow and added significant time to POST.   and even
But post, if memory check is enabled, *does* take a long time... oh,
that's right, that was on the server with ->256G<-....

      mark "and my mind SEGV's whenever I say that"