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... why you should not have your floppies in slot 5?

I want 6 and 7 for my MicroDrive and Uthernet (in that order).

System is an enhanced IIe.

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Because slot#6. Fool

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A lot of 5.25" software will not work in anything but slot 6.

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Uthernet belongs in slot 3, MicroDrive belongs in slot 7. Disk II belongs in slot 6.

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But actually what rittwage stated.

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Thanks everyone.

Okay, I can move my Appli-Card to slot 5 leaving slot 3 for the Uthernet and slot 4 empty, unless absolutely needed.

All is rosy in the garden. Smile

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Re: Any conceivable reason ...

BillO wrote:
... why you should not have your floppies in slot 5?

I want 6 and 7 for my MicroDrive and Uthernet (in that order).

System is an enhanced IIe.

( I started using the Apple ][+s in JAN-1982 )

Traditionally the 5.25" Floppies are in Slot 6, Drives 1 and 2. DOS 3.2-3.3 don't care where which Slot is Used, but Pascal is more Strict. Floppies in #6, 80 Column in #3, Printer in #1 and Serial Modem in #2, IIRC...

Slot Auto Boot Order is from Highest to Lowest, so Slot #7 is checked first then Slot #6 then Slot #5. If you have a HardDrive in Slot #7, it will Boot First over the Floppy in Slot #6.

I don't believe the Uthernet II will Boot off the Network, so the Autoboot will fall to Slot #6 and Boot off the MicroDrive. I doubt that will Time Out if there is No Medial in the MicroDirve, so don't expect it to continue to Slot #5 to Boot. You can Force a Boot the Slot #5 by doing a PR#5 from BASIC.

Also, the Uthernet II has no Firmware, so it can be placed in Slot #3, while using an 80 Column Card in the AUX Slot..

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The Appli-card should go in slot 4, for maximum CP/M compatibility.

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