I have a couple of old mobos knocking about with b0rked floppy controlers. I was looking at the FD/IDE expansion cards you can get and wondered if I could use a floppy attached to one to boot. Basicaly I want to replace my router box with it, but I don't want a harddrive in it.
Yeah, alot. they work well. I had to do work on some telemarketing pc's a while back and they didnt use anything other than 386's with 2MB ram or less and a floppy. The floppy booted to the DOS proggie that ran the serial port for grabbing data from the server (numbers that anwered). Anyway, before I start babbling again, they ran well off the card. In fact I have never had any issues with the addin cards ever.