[PLUG] 5-1/4" Floppy Issue

Richard C. Steffens rsteff at comcast.net
Mon Nov 26 17:19:21 PST 2012

I just installed a 5-1/4" floppy in a Gateway box I got from Free Geek. 
When I try to read a floppy disk, the disk drive spins, the pilot light 
lights, and then I get a message that says:

Unable to mount location
No media in the drive

I remembered that I had not done anything in the BIOS after installing 
the drive, so I rebooted, pressed <F2> and started walking through the 
System Setup.

On the Advanced menu page there is an entry called Floppy Configuration. 
When I go to that page, there is an entry called Floppy Type. There are 
only two options, <1.44MB> and <2.88MB>.

Is it possible that the BIOS doesn't support 5-1/4" drives? Or did I 
miss something else?


Dick Steffens

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