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Booting from floppy

Postby umberto1st » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:38 pm

I know this is a stupid question, but here goes.

Pulled my falcon out of the closet the other day, it was stored for about 13 years now, lost the user manual years ago, Does anyone know the keystroke to bypass the HD and boot from floppy?
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Re: Booting from floppy

Postby simbo » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:59 pm

atl ctrl press reset

or hold down ctrl or alt from a cold boot

cant remember but its something like this

however i do notice lots of bleedover regarding falcons posted here

this is the st hardware section
the falcon forum is below this one in the main index page

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Re: Booting from floppy

Postby ppera » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:37 am

Hold down ALT key after reset. And it stays not only for Falcon ! :D
So, not keystroke, but holding key down some seconds...

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Re: Booting from floppy

Postby wongck » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:44 pm

I would hold down Control, Alternate and shift keys.
It seem different combinations have different effect.
One will boot the AUTO folder on the floppy while another will just brings you to the desktop immediately.
Not sure which key combinations does what, but it works for me!
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