From: Bill Morrow (penzance_at_icanect.net)
Date: Mon Apr 19 1999 - 16:38:32 EDT
yes, the floppy is the same, regretably, the cable is NOT the same..
thew 560 cable will work on the 770 (for whatever comfort that gives you)...
can you copy all the load files to your hard drive and then load from the HDD with the floppy in the machine.. ??
Peter Soderholm wrote:
> Hi Everybody !
> Now I have run in to the usual trouble with OS installation on my 760EL, exactly as with the 755. I'm trying t install
> Solaris which wants me to boot from the floppy and then insert the CD and continue the installation. Since the floppy
> and the CD cant be in the ultra bay at the same time there seem to be no way to even get started with the installation
> (so I never get to find out if Solaris accepts my graphics system and other hardware etc.)
> Now I saw today that a Thinkapd 560 that we have at work had an external floppy, and I was wondering whether this
> is the same modell that will fit my 760EL. Could I borrow it and try installing with that and the CD both attached or will it fry
> if I try it in my modell? I would not want that to happen with a borrowed unit so I tought Id ask before trying.
> The connector for the floppy on my 760EL must be the one located above the connector for the docking station at the back of the computer ?? Or is that one for someting else (MIDI ?).
> Please also let me know if you can think of any other way to solve the floppy / CD dilemma for Solaris.
> Oh, and where could one buy an external floppy for my machine when my colleges get tired of lending my theirs?
> Peter Soderholm
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