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    SubjectRe: EXT2 floppy problem in 2.1.8x
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.95.980213220901.6692A-100000@shawc.demon.co.uk>
    By author: Shaw Carruthers <shaw@shawc.demon.co.uk>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > I have narrowed down this problem to include/asm-i386/floppy.h.
    >
    > Setting can_use_virtual_dma=0 in drivers/block/floppy.c makes the problem
    > go away.
    >
    > So the bug is in the vdma stuff,
    >

    That makes sense. The SYSLINUX installer broke at the same time the
    VDMA stuff was introduced (it will happily corrupt a floppy.)

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