Re: "fdc" message at boot-up [SUMMARY]

From: Bill Heiser (
Date: Mon Apr 06 1992 - 14:32:48 CDT

In article <> (Bill Heiser) writes:
>We are seeing a funny message at boot-time on our Sparc ELC machines.
>The message is as follows:
>fdc: unexpectedly busy - stat 0x34
>fdc: no RQM - Stat 0x10
>What do these mean? What is "fdc", and what is an "RQM"?

Thanks to all who responded: The consensus is that the "fdc" message
is from the floppy disk driver, and since the ELC doesn't ahve a floppy,
that message comes out at boot-time. Removing the FDC driver from the
kernel will elminate the message and save a bit of memory.

Thanks much to the many people who responded:
Nick Sayer <>
fwp@CC.MsState.Edu (Frank Peters) (Andreas Schulz) (Kathryn Fielding)
Christopher Davis <>
montjoy@thor.ece.uc.EDU (Robert Montjoy)
mikec@suntzu.West.Sun.COM (Mike Cormier [Los Angeles SE]) (Shawn Instenes)
Steve.Mosher@East.Sun.COM (Steve Mosher - Sun ECOPS Manufacturing Engineering)

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