Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SBS 2003 Boot Camp - USB F6 Drivers

Another point raised in the SBS 2003 Boot Camp was the issue with some modern server motherboards not coming with a FDD header onboard, therefore requiring the use of a USB FDD, and the issue that some USB FDDs won't allow you to load the F6 drivers.

Well, if you have a read of MS KB 916196 you will see that there are 2 tables shown - the first (and smaller) shows the devices that *are* supported and the second (larger) table shows the devices that are not detected by Windows XP (nor Windows Server 2003) during the boot/install process.

I've found that the IBM option part 27L4226 drive (as mentioned in this table) and also the HP Part Number DC361B both work fine and are actually both the same drive in a different skin and use the TEAC FD-05PUB USB Device.


The Outspoken Wookie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a LaCie USB floppy with the
USB\VID_057B&PID_0000 Y-E Data
drive inside.

Label on the bottom side of the unit is "POCKET USB FDD 706018 MYFLOPPY3".

This appears to be widely available at about US$35.

Frank Denman