It looks like others have used microdrives in the IA-1 without a problem, but
I just got a 340 MB IBM drive and the IA-1 refuses to access it. I have Jailbait on the
internal flash working fine. When I boot with the microdrive inserted (containing
a bootable MSDOS) the BIOS will either ignore it and boot from the internal flash,
or it will refuse to boot at all, saying there is no bootable O/S present. The BIOS
also seems to get "whacked out" so that it becomes impossible to break into BIOS
setup as long as the drive is inserted. In order to recover I have to reboot with the
card removed two or three times before it recovers.
I noticed that when I reboot after having inserted a new CF card the BIOS prints a
message saying that it has detected it and reports it's size. When I insert the microdrive
it claims to only see the internal flash.
The microdrive appears to work fine when I use it on my other systems, using a CF reader and
via a PC card adapter on my laptop.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.