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Using LS-120 as a bootable drive

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Has anyone used a LS-120 superdisk (optical)drive as a bootable  drive a:? It is my understanding that I can replace my floppy drive with a LS-120 drive and connect it to the IDE port. However, it is said on the box that it can be used as a bootable drive if it is supported by BIOS. My motherboard has AMI BIOS, I believe it is 1997. Ho can I find out whether or not it can support it? If  anyone has any  experience with using LS-120 please let me know.
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by:bushhead
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when the machine boots up, press the correct key sequence to get into bios. this should be the del key or something but it should show up on the screen.

after you get into bios, go into one of the settings and look for boot up sequence. after getting there, change the options and see if you can find LS120 in any of them. the sequence will probably be LS120, C, D orsomething like that. if you have LS120 showing in the bios, that means that your comptuer supports booting up from that drive.

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mgokman,

Do you have any specifics of the motherboard, ie: Model, Brand, Chipset, any ID markings on the board itself.

This will help out, even if the board doesn't support it now, it might with a BIOS update from the manufactures web page.

Hippy.

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Mgokman
             The particular setting you are looking for is found in the advanced chipset features of your Bios. If your Bios supports booting from an LS-120 you will find that the boot sequence order can be modified to read flopptical / C / CDROM if you write these changes to your CMOS apon exit your LS-120 will boot up fine
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The answer and all comments were very helpful. Thanks.
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