VOGONS


First post, by dadocastro2801

User metadata
Rank Newbie
Rank
Newbie

I need to know how to boot an amstrad pc1640 with a floppy drive and a hard disk

Reply 1 of 1, by BitWrangler

User metadata
Rank l33t
Rank
l33t

It will boot off A drive which is on the right. Unless someone who thinks they know what they are doing has tried to install non-factory drives in it, then it will probably light all drive lights, make some motor noises and do nothing. Somebody who actually know what they are doing will know the floppy interface conforms to Shugart spec, not IBMs bastardised version of it and will configure the drives correctly.

Edit: I don't know if I have to specify that it is low density and will only boot a 360/320k 5.25 disk or a 720k DSDD if correctly converted to 3.5

Unicorn herding operations are proceeding, but all the totes of hens teeth and barrels of rocking horse poop give them plenty of hiding spots.