I finally cracked open my Netier (short on time when at home) in preparation for trying to install LRP on the DoC. Anyway I have a few questions. How does the the IDE floppy or hard drive get power ? Does enough power come throught the ide cable ? Is the same true for the 26-pin laptop floppy connector ?
Yes the ribbon cables for the ide hard drive and the floppy also carry power for these devices. That is why there are 44 pins on the laptop ide cable (versis 40 on full sized ide) and 26 pins on the laptop floppy (versis 20 on the full sized IIRC).
Is it possible to boot off a 40 pin ide floppy drive connected to the 44 pin ide connector ? I have been unable to boot a LRP image with PXE because I do not have enough conventional memory...PXE boot must be taking some. So I am trying to decide if I should buy a 26 pin laptop floppy drive or find/purchase a 44 pin ide ribbon cable and 44 to 40 pin ide adaptor. BTW - I have been unable to find 44 pin ribbon cable anywhere...anyone have a suggestion.
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