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SubjectRe: PROBLEM: floppy motor spins when floppy module not installed
Quote from "Richard B. Johnson" <>:

> Yes, and I recall we agreed to disagree where the FDC stop must
> be put, but we both agreed that it must be stopped. I still contend
> that since the Linux startup code takes control away from the BIOS,
> it's that codes responsibility to turn OFF things that the BIOS
> might have left ON.

Well, on a practical level, yes, I agree with you, it is the easiest
way to solve the problem.

On a technical level, I still think that the BIOS configuration is
broken if it leaves the floppy motor on, on a system running a kernel
without the floppy code compiled in.

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