Posted by John L on April 04, 19101 at 23:07:49:
In Reply to: Re: IIgs can't get 5.25 to work posted by John L on April 04, 19101 at 23:03:36:
: : I have my first IIgs with a 3.5 and 2 5.25 drives. I can boot on the 3.5 but I can't get the 5.25 to be seen by the computer. I've tried each 5.25 alone, not daisy chained. Both drives just flash the in use light for a second and thats it, then I get the check startup device message. Do I have 2 bad 5.25 drives or am I missing something? I can use an old disk ][ controller with a disk ][ drive and it boots old prodos just fine. Any advice would be helpful.
What type are the 5.25" drives ?
Only the Platinum Apple Unidisk 5.25" drives will work on the IIgs smartport. Other 5.25" drives such as the Unidisk //c and Unidisk 5.25" (beige) won't work in a daisy-chain fashion.
Also check that your system is set to boot from slot#6 (Check the control panel).
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