[rescue] Anybody remember MFM? (Durango Poppy II problem)

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Wed Aug 6 13:48:46 CDT 2003

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> If memory serves me correct, I've worked on PCs with MFM with a cable with
> a twist.... the twist is in a different spot on the MFM cable than on
> the floppy cable (which made it pretty easy to differentiate once you
> knew the difference).
> I personally always avoided using twisted cables (except for floppy... as
> I found some drives don't even want to work the "normal" way... or worse,
> later production drives (3.5") are fixed ID... to the second ID of course.

I remember when dos 5.0 came out, and everyone in the dorm switched
their floppies to make the 3.5" drive A.  It had something to do
with the distros floating around.


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