Wanted: IBM PS/2 system 60 floppy drive.

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 17:01:51 CST 2005


steven stengel wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I've been given an IBM system 60 (model 8560) computer
> tower, but it won't boot from HD or FD.
> 
> Actually, it has a "601" error when booting - bad
> floppy drive. Additionally, the floppy does not spin,
> although the light does come on.
> 
> If I had a working floppy, I could boot the Set-up
> diskette and hopefully configure it to boot off the
> HD?
> 
> The floppy drive and interface is non-standard, so I
> cannot just install a modern-day floppy drive.
> 
> If anyone has a working floppy drive they'd be willing
> to donate, I'd be a happy camper.

Actually, it is a standard floppy drive.  The easiest way of dealing 
with it is to make an adapter.  The only difference between a PS/2 
floppy and a PC floppy is that the ribbon carries signal+power on the PS/2.

Peace...  Sridhar



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