Author: Paranoid (p5DC6A3BC.dip0.t-ipconnect.de)
Date: 04-12-2014 21:49
Alright, after having re-read your posting a couple of times,
it took me a while to figure out that this is what you seem
to want to know:
Will an external drive be recognized as A: when no internal
one exists ?
The answer is: No.
This has got nothing to do with any TOS internal variables
you might have read about. In all STs with internal drive,
the wiring is different to ones without. As a result, the
splitting into drive A: and B: is inside the STf or STfm and
not available on the external connector at all.
("Atari Profibuch ST/STE/TT", Auflage 12, Seite 955,
Sybex Verlag 1991)
The Paranoid / Paradox