Booting thru LS120 only "hangs"
Posted on 1998-04-22
I recently bought an LS120 "floptical" drive. It installed okay, although I at first I didn't know whether or not the deivce would be treated in the BIOS as a "Floppy A:", or just another IDE device. I put it as a Secondary Master (no problem), then Win OSR2 recognized (no problem) and I could use the drive to my heart's content--HOWEVER--when I tried to reformat with a system disk, booting up using the LS120 gives me the message: "Loading Boot Record from Floptical.....OK" then NOTHING happens. I later learned that the LS120 can only be a bootable device if EITHER 1/ there is a "Floppy Max Controller Card" installed, OR, 2/ the mother board supports ATAPI devices (which it does). Everything seems to point towards the LS120 being a bootable floppy drive, and it almost works, by why does it hang while booting?
Thanks to all in advance!