Re: Complete freeze in 2.0.29

Alan Cox (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 20:02:33 +0000 (GMT)

> On Thu, 06 Mar 1997 22:45:39 GMT Alan Cox (
> wrote:
> > Try running the floppy=nodma option. Just see what it does.
> Ahem. It works with nodma.

Basically what that means is your DMA or FDC is shafted somewhere. Could
be the motherboard

> I'm really wondering what's going on here... Anyone able to reproduce
> the problem ?

I've seen it a couple of times (hence the rapid guess). A mainboard swap
seems to be the procedure if frobbing bios settings doesnt help