John R Pierce wrote: > On 4/8/2013 9:57 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote: >> OH! I thought, since the m/b is from '05 or '06, that it would detect >> the floppy drives, but*that* I need to look at. Thanks! > > the floppy interface was really low level. all parallel signals, like > select drive, step, direction, head select, serial data, clock, write > enable, and a status line for home, and index (the hole in the disk that > said its at sector 0). <snip> > drive. so the BIOS's pretty much stopped doing the > auto-home-and-detect thing early on when floppies became optional > because it was /so/ slow and added significant time to POST. and even <snip> But post, if memory check is enabled, *does* take a long time... oh, that's right, that was on the server with ->256G<-.... mark "and my mind SEGV's whenever I say that"