T E C H N I C A L I N F O R M A T I O N
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Devices and I/O ports
Serial ports 1 & 2 (COM1 & COM2)
Selects the I/O and interrupts used by the two serial ports. Do not
disable the serial ports unless you are absolutely sure you are not
going to need them.
You can select standard, or extended port modes. To obtain the
extended port modes it will be necessary to change the I/O setting.
If you choose the ECP setting there is a choice of 1 or 3 available for
the DMA setting.
Any parallel port devices that you may wish to attach, such as a tape
streamer or external hard drive etc., will have full instructions
supplied with them that will tell you if the port capabilities need to
be altered to one of the alternative options above.
ISA floppy interface
This sets the floppy drive interface to either Primary (default) or to
disabled. If set to disabled the floppy drive cannot be used at all.
Simple two way data.
Enhanced parallel port
Extended capabilities port