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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 8:54 am 

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Dear Friend....

I have an old seagate ST@@% Hard Disk Drive (MFM interface) and Western Digital MFM interface card and 80386sx motherboard.(AMD 386SX)

I want to install my Seagate ST225 (MFM) hard disk on to this machine.
How can I disable IDE (i am using IDE addon card on 16bit ISA) and how can i install MFM card and Hard Disk. along with Floppy disk.
OR please suggest me, which mother board I should use to install this ST225(MFM) hard disk 8088, 80286, 80386 or any other. and how to boot the system using Floppy disk.

Thank you very much


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 7:20 pm 
Please visually inspect the hard drive controller cards for all the jumpers.

Disable the corresponding jumpers on either cards; so that the only floppy works on one card and not the other.

The hard drive should be set so only one IDE channel is jumpered on to boot C: and D:. MFM card should be set to the secondary channel for E: and F:. If you don't have any jumpers on MFM ccontroller card then it can only be used for C: and D:. MFM drives are too small for booting into a larger operating system.

Good Luck.

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