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> Getting The Floppy (3 1/2") Working, help
post Aug 8 2003, 04:50 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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sad.gif Have just gotten a computer from e-bay ,and can't get the A drive to work (floppy), and have gone into bio and put it as #1 with cd-rom #2 and c drive at # 3.....but the floppy doesn't even light up and at boot gives me the error 2080...need help please
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post Aug 8 2003, 05:26 PM
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What kind of PC is it and do you know what kind of hardware is installed in it? If a name brand computer check their website for the error code. What kind of BIOS? It will say during the BIOS POST. Check their website for error codes.

There is an option in the BIOS to scan floppy drives on boot. Is it enabled.
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post Aug 8 2003, 05:28 PM
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At what point do you get the error. You say it's on the boot, it is on the bios boot, or the linux boot? if you dual os, is it on all the boots for the os?

Just trying to track down a couple of possibilities


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post Aug 8 2003, 07:28 PM
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I don't even install floppies in my Linux machines ... unless I need to update the BIOS. You can probably boot any OS you want to install from the CDROM wink.gif

Obviously, open the machine ... check the power and cable to the floppy and the cable to the motherboard ... make sure the cable plug on the floppy end is the one beyond the TWIST...

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