[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.


-----Original Message-----
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
install option.

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