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Re: storeinfo /dev/fd0

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: storeinfo /dev/fd0
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 17:42:57 +0200
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On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 03:27:51PM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> I have the grub stuff, /boot/gnumach.gz, /hurd/ext2fs.static.gz,
> /lib/ld.so.1.gz and /hurd/exec on the boot disk, im using the menu.lst
> from my main GNU/Hurd system except targeting fd0 instead of the hard disk
> and adding "pause Insert root disk" after the modules to allow a root
> floppy to be inserted. (well thats the plan)
> Im not sure how correct what ive done above is, however the error i get is

That sounds good.
> ... hypermetadata: disk size (737280 bytes) too small superblock says we
> need 1474560
> and it ends there.
> storeinfo /dev/fd0 reports
> device (enf; 0x200); fd0:512:1440;737280:0+1440
> So it looks like gnumach (i assume the floppy driver is in gnumach) thinks
> my floppy is the old 720kB format rather than its actual 1440kB.
> Are 1440kB floppies supported, or have i done something wrong ?

Yeah, seems that gnumach is confused.  We will have to check out oskit-mach
and fix it there if it doesn't work, and then move forward with it.


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