Bug 232703 - it can't found floppy drive at the loader prompt when installation freebsd 11.1
Summary: it can't found floppy drive at the loader prompt when installation freebsd 11.1
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: usb (show other bugs)
Version: 11.1-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody)
Keywords: install
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-10-26 10:13 UTC by Eitan
Modified: 2018-12-04 11:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:

freebsd 11.2 screenshot (610.97 KB, image/jpeg)
2018-10-26 10:28 UTC, Eitan
no flags Details
freebsd11.1 screenshot (751.06 KB, image/png)
2018-10-26 10:30 UTC, Eitan
no flags Details

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Description Eitan 2018-10-26 10:13:42 UTC
when we install the freebsd 11.1, it can't find floppy drive at the loader prompt, so we can't install raid driver by the floppy. it differs from freebsd 11.2 and 10.x before.

freebsd11.1 named the partition "partX: xxx blocks" which can't be used by command "load partX:xxx.ko" and can't found the ko module.

However,the freebsd 11.2 named the partition "diskX: xxx blocks" which can be used by "load diskX:xxx.ko"
Comment 1 Eitan 2018-10-26 10:28:56 UTC
Created attachment 198650 [details]
freebsd 11.2 screenshot
Comment 2 Eitan 2018-10-26 10:30:01 UTC
Created attachment 198651 [details]
freebsd11.1 screenshot
Comment 3 Rodney W. Grimes freebsd_committer 2018-10-26 13:33:35 UTC
Adding imp@ as he has great insight in this area.
I thought we did not remove the floppy support at all, or did I miss something some place.  If we did remove it we may beed to bring it back, if this is being caused by something else (lack of floppy in lua loader?) we need to fix it.
Comment 4 Warner Losh freebsd_committer 2018-10-26 16:54:44 UTC
disk7 in the 11.2 screenshot looks like a floppy drive to me.
Comment 5 Eitan 2018-10-27 01:23:11 UTC
yes, freebsd 11.2 is ok, and we use the disk7 which is the floppy, but freebsd 11.1 can't find which the floppy is, and we try the partitions from part0 to part4 but nothing.  (In reply to Warner Losh from comment #4)
Comment 6 Eitan 2018-10-31 08:35:37 UTC
Any update?
Thank you