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IBM 5160  -  Possible Problem in 05/09/86 BIOS Revision


There is a possibility that something in the 05/09/86 BIOS is interferring with the ability of some third-party floppy controllers to boot from 1.44M diskettes.


1. This is suggested at the Vintage Computer Forums in thread #49245


2. It would explain the symptom that I experience with the third-party floppy controller shown below.

unique_fdc.jpg PROBLEM:

Using this card on a IBM 5160 motherboard, unless the motherboard's BIOS revision is the first one (11/08/82), I cannot boot from known good 1.44M sized MSDOS boot diskettes. Reading is fine; just cannot boot.