Subject: Re: The FAQ (was: RE: Netscape 4.0b2)
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Boris Gjenero <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/1997 08:46:02
Christian Johansson wrote:
> > Yep, standard 1.2M floppy drives for PC should work on VS2000 (and on
> > uVAX-II BTW). I'm using TEAC-55FDGR (or something similiar), since I
> > didn't change anything on that drive, I'm quite sure that other brands
> > could/should work also.
> Wich cable in the VS2000 should you connect to the floppy, I have a
> VS2000 with an internal RD54. There is one loose connector (just
> like the larger harddrive connector) with some
> tape on it in the box, could it be that one?
> This might be a good idea to add to the FAQ...
> //Thanks in advance
> - Christian
The floppy signals come out from the same connector on the motherboard
that is used to connect a hard drive. The floppy connector itself is
the other large connector on the hard drive cable. There are a couple
things to watch out for:
1) Plug orientation - you shouldn't really damage anything, but it
won't work if you get it wrong. The pins on one side are all grounded.
2) Drive ID - PCs always want their drives jumpered to ID 2. The
VAXstation wants drive ID 1. There should be a jumper on the drive to
change this. It is often in a group of jumpers labelled DS1 through
If everything works right the drive should be DUA2
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