Swap floppy boot drive

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Swap floppy boot drive

Postby Mr Nours » Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:17 pm

Hi all,

Is it possible to implement some kind of floppy drive boot selector in CE ?

My CE replace my A: Floppy, so when i want to test or play on some real floppy disks i had to plug my external drive.
But most of the programs doesn't support to be executed from B:

I know there's an hardware mod that permits to select the boot drive but is this possible using only the CE plugged on the fdd connector? How hard would that be?

If we could not change the boot drive, perhaps the CE could have an option to channel all the fdd i/o requests from A: to B: ?

That would be a cool feature imho, to permit us to boot on real floppy again.

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Re: Swap floppy boot drive

Postby Android8675 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:28 pm

There is actually a mod for that. I've never tried it, requires you to solder a couple wires onto your sound chip leads. I'm planning to do the mod in the near future when I get my Atari crap out of storage. (Moving).

Found another link where the guy cut a trace on the bottom of his board then he was able to solder wires to vias and achieved the same effect. Hard to say what's more risky, cutting a trace on your delicate PCB or using side cutters to cut two pins loose from your sound chip.

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Re: Swap floppy boot drive

Postby troed » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:47 pm

Android8675 wrote:the guy cut a trace


Feel free to ask if you have any questions ;)

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Re: Swap floppy boot drive

Postby Android8675 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:08 am

Heh, that's awesome. I'm doing one of the two in the near future possibly on 2 systems, i'll call if I need ya.


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