Re: 2.5.29 / 2.5.31 floppy/apm support

From: Nico Schottelius (
Date: Sun Aug 04 2002 - 00:42:28 EST

Thunder from the hill [Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 12:37:51PM -0600]:
> On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, Nico Schottelius wrote:
> > I am currently trying to find a kernel, which supports wifi, floppy,apm.
> Well, you won't find any. The days when the floppy driver still worked we
> didn't have wifi, I think.

At least we only had old wi-fi extensions [btw, wi-fi == wireless networks].
I currently tried to run it with 2.4.18 and it works mostly, only when trying
to boot on the other P133 system [as described in my other mail], the system
only hangs.

> Someone just has to adopt floppy to the new vfs
> api, and we'll be happy. However, most of us are into different things,
> and some of us don't even have a floppy.

Most of my computers even have 2 floppies [my old boss gave them out for
free and I thought copying directly would be fast...which is just false!
Copying directly with one FDC is about 20 times slower! Possibly a problem
with out floppy driver ?]

> > I am still hoping that in 2.5.31/32 floppy and apm will work again.
> unlikely(eGiven someone cares)...

seems like lkml consists of more people using apples without FDC :(


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