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SubjectRe: over 5Gb missing from a 13.5Gb disk
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 12:21:55 -0500
From: Wakko Warner <>

>> On a related topic , what other parts of the BIOS are being
>> used or depended on by the linux kernel ?
>I would have to guess the floppy drives. I'm not sure, but I don't believe
>there's any way to probe to see if a floppy is actually installed as fd0 or
>fd1 (or higher). Not to meantion figuring out what type (hd/dd 3.5/5.25)

Detecting if there is a floppy drive installed is possible,
after all AmigaOS does it all the time :-)
I'm not sure if the type can be also determined easily.

David Balazic , student
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