Reply 1 of 4, by Warlord
why would anyone want to do that.
Reply 2 of 4, by wiretap
This is the only one I've seen. Speeds up boot times on an Amiga, but probably won't help much on a PC.
Reply 3 of 4, by JudgeMonroe
PCs don’t care whether there’s a floppy present or not. You should always at least be able to disable it in the BIOS or at least turn off seek-at-boot and/or the a:/c: boot order.
I only plug in a floppy sometimes on my open frame builds, and there’s never an issue having it disconnected.
Reply 4 of 4, by pshipkov
I have this pretty awesome EIDE VLB controller that has hardcoded logic to auto-detect floppy drives.
This behavior cannot be disabled.
So, if floppy drive is not connected, it takes a moment to think about it.
Something that i would like to avoid.
Hope it makes sense.
Thanks for the link @wiretap.
I saw that, but was not sure.
Will give it a try.