[Coco] Running 5.25" drives with Win 2000
jimcox at miba51.com
Mon Nov 20 10:54:52 EST 2006
I don't believe this spceific problem has anything to do
with NTFS. I tried several differnt 5 connector cables to
connect the drives without success. I then used the
original cable that came with the computer that had only
three connectors (MB, and 2 3.5" drives) and configured
the BIOS for two 3.5" drives. While Windows would show
the ICON for the drive, every time I accessed it, I would
get the "Insert Disk" message.
It may have something to do with the fact that Windows
isn't completely updated, but I doubt it. I also doubt it
has anything to do with the fact that the 5.25" drive
wasn't present during the install of Windows 2000.
I found the manual online and there is nothing in it about
setting any sort of jimper to enable the second (B) drive.
I may try and use the CatWeasel on this system to see if
it works, but that's only after I get the CatWeasel
working on a Win 98 box.
I have several other systems I can try, so all is not
lost. Any ways, my plans for this one computer is for it
to be used as my NAS (see feenas.org) It still bugs me
though that I had the right settings and everything, but
the 5.25" drive wouldn't work.
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 06:11:09 -0500
"Bruce W. Calkins" <brucewcalkins at charter.net> wrote:
> Windows 2000 is the direct ancestor of XP. It has been
> that XP does not support 5.25 drives in the CoCo mode.
> I suspect it relates
> to the New Technology File Structure (NTFS) core. In
>this rare case, the
> answer is 98. The last of that line, ME is unstable and
>has some other
> problems that make it unsuitable for our CoCo stuff too.
> Bruce W.
>> I'm having a little problem trying to get one of my
>> systems to work with a 5.25" drive. The system in
>> question is a P3 - 500MHz. I can set the BIOS for a
>> drive as either A or B, but when I boot into Windows
>> every time I try to run the drive, I get "Please insert
>> disk into drvie B" (or A) message.
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