[olug] Small old laptop challenge
Shawn L. Djernes
shawn at djernes.org
Mon May 4 19:25:37 UTC 2009
I had a couple machines with that type of floppy setup. There is some pin config that is special in the floppy drive. The drives showed up just like any other fd0 devices.
From: Bill Brush <bbrush at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 11:46
To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
Subject: Re: [olug] Small old laptop challenge
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 11:36 AM, T. J. Brumfield <enderandrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> What about an external CD drive?
I imagine IBM made one, but I don't have one for it, and it almost
assuredly wouldn't be bootable. Since this is a work owned laptop I
can't really ask the boss to buy parts for it either. :-) The floppy
interface appears to be some kind of parallel port since it has a
printer/floppy graphic by it. Other than that it's got the docking
port, and the PC card slots.
Maybe I'll e-mail the DeliLinux maintainer and ask if he has a floppy
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