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Re: A last question to Pismo owners (floppy drive)

  I have used this exact same device on a Lombard with no troubles what so
ever. I can not recall right now whether I tried one on a Pismo. On the
Lombard it showed up as an IDE device and functioned fine with floppies. I
can not remember if I tried actual 120 disks or not. I do not have a Pismo
nor one of the VST drives at my current location but I will see if a
couple of the guys from the office can test one on their Pismos and will
let you know the results.
  To answer the question on the linuxppc list, the drive requires no thrid
party drivers to function under MacOS 9. Ours actually came with a little
slip of paper saying so and to not install the drivers if you were running
8.6 or later if I recall correctly.

On Mon, 5 Feb 2001, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:

> >I am very glad that Linux runs this well on my Pismo, yet I belong to that
> >apparently vanishing (at least in Steve Jobs' opinion) group of people who
> >still use floppies on a regular basis, and therefore decided to order a
> >VSTTech Superdisk/1.44 floppy drive for my Pismo's right-hand side expansion
> >bay(http://www.vsttech.com/vst/products.nsf/
> >e9ced539cb8a5212852568890073bf15/0078
> >de75fa87f6208525676e004960dc?OpenDocument).
> >
> >The problem is that they refuse to say whether it will work under Linux, and
> >so I am left wondering whether anyone has had any luck at all using this
> >drive with her/his Pismo under Linux, secretely suspecting that I just threw
> >$250 out of the window...
> >
> >Has anyone tried to use this drive under Linux? If so, how did it go?
> >
> >If not, do you think there is any way it *might* work?
> >
> >Thank you for any input.
> It may work. It can be either an IDE device, in which case you have to
> check if it's properly handled by the ATA Floppy driver of the kernel, or
> it may be an USB device (the Media Bay of recent machines contain an USB
> slot).
> Plug it in, and tell us what dmesg says
> Ben.

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