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From: Gertjan Klein <gklein AT xs4all DOT nl>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: LD looks at zip drive
Date: 1 Jan 1998 10:26:26 +0100
Organization: XS4ALL, networking for the masses
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In article <Pine DOT SUN DOT 3 DOT 91 DOT 971230185955 DOT 1711C-100000 AT is>,
Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il> wrote:

 >> Floppy is not connected to IDE interface.

 > Huh?  On every machine I've seen, floppies *are* connected to the IDE.

  You've seen some weird machines then ;-)  The IDE interface
(Integrated Drive Electronics, harddisks) have their own controller that
is completely separate from the floppy controller (although it may be on
the same expansion card, or even integrated into the same chip).

 > Anyway, DOS doesn't care about the disk interface, it doesn't even know
 > how the different disks are connected.

  Agreed - this has nothing to do with the poster's problem.

  Gertjan.

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Gertjan Klein <gklein AT xs4all DOT nl>
The Boot Control home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~gklein/bcpage.html

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