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Subjectfloppy problem & Award BIOS floppy swap
Introduction:

Recently I decided to add my 5.25" floppy drive to my new computer
(Asus board with Triton chipset). I wanted the 5.25" drive to be the
second drive, but unfortunately the connector plugged into A: was the
conector on the far end of the cable, and in the middle was the
connector(s) for drive B:. As I needed to have B: on the far end of
the cable, I thought swapping the connectors AND changing the drive
select would be a good idea. Unfortunately this ended up in a strange
situaltion, where the light on drive A: went on simultaneously with
the motor of drive B: and for the light of drive B: the motot of A:
went on. So I undid the changes...

Now the Asus BIOS is basically an Award BIOS that allows to swap
floppy drives. As it seems this feature is not supported by hardware,
but is done in software. It works fine for DOS, but for Linux the
drive parameters seem swapped, and probably due to that I can't
successfully access any drive. Now, is there any possibility for the
floppy driver to work without the BIOS parameters, or is there a way
to find out if drives are swapped in Award BIOS?

To really solve my problem, it seems I need a different cable...

Ulrich


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