One thing I noticed is that if you power it up after a few hours of being off, you have to cycle the power a few times to get it to boot off of the floppy! Even if I unplugged the HD cables, so that only the floppy drive is connected to the controller card, it still does that. This morning I couldn't get it to boot from the floppy no matter how many times I cycled the power. Then I remembered that the "as found" terminating resistor (on the floppy drive) was only plugged in on one side. I should have left it that way despite what the manual said. Now it boots, and I can do a "dir", however if I try and load any of the programs on the disk I get an error. More troubleshooting ahead! However it will have to wait. I need to get back to my Mod8 project.
Charles Baetsen holds a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.