So you are saying the early 5150 can load drivers from floppy. But what about card bios? My VGA card just will not display video.. And the XTIDE can be loaded from floppy driver as well?When DOS 2.0 came out with the ability to load device drivers, my 5150 got a hard drive--a SA1002 8" drive connected to a WD1001 controller, hitched to a small ISA card I made (still have it) in the 5150. Boot from floppy, load the driver and you're good to go with a glorious 4MB of disk. My 5150 was modified with the Purple Computing mezzanine board to a whopping 256KB. (still have the docs for that one).
Thank you sir!