[rescue] 5.25" floppy on modern PC

Weiss Andrew rumbeard at mac.com
Sat Aug 15 14:35:02 CDT 2009

On Aug 15, 2009, at 2:57 AM, Chad Fernandez wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to install a 360K floppy on a modern Gigabyte  
> motherboard. the MB bios supports the 360K drive.  I have a single  
> device floppy cable out of an external IBM (PS/2) drive, with no  
> twist.  After I realized the cable would require a jumper change, I  
> looked at the drive.  The drive has ds 0-3, and I switched it to 0,  
> yet the drive still gets confused...... same as before the change.
> Any ideas?  I'd try another cable, but the only other one I have  
> doesn't have a card edge connector on it.
> Thanks,
> Chad Fernandez
> Michigan, USA

So why use a 360K?  Why not a 1.2?  They can read and write 360K  
floppies just fine.  There are also those fun TEAC drives that have  
one 5.25 and one 3.5 drive in one 5.25" bay.


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