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Booting a Kaypro10 without HD?

RizThomas

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Jan 2, 2012
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I have a Kaypro 10 which I acquired almost couples years back but will not boot fully due to what i think is a corrupted HD or disk controller. It comes up with system errors and even trying to format the Disk Drive was a total failure.

I just want to keep it up as a running unit, be able to boot up till I get to the command line or run a demo apps (Floppy?). I hoped to buy a FreHDD kit but somehow that too did not materialize.

Can I just disconnect the whole HDD /controller and just run from floppy?

Thanks
RizThomas
 

phogren

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It should boot from a floppy. The A: drive will then be the floppy drive. If you have the Kaypro install disks you should be able to hit CONTROL C as it starts to boot and get to the prompt. I would check all the connections and the power supply before I gave up on the hard drive though.
 

deramp5113

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Dallas, TX
I can run my Kaypro 10 from floppy without ever accessing the hard drive. The hard drive is still functional in my system, but I imagine it would work without it.

Mike
 
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