Ok guys, appreciate the top responses here. This is indeed a worthy place to be and I have nothing but admiration for all the replies thus far.
Floppy drive I have on the ST is the 'original', make of that what you will. The ST is, for want of a better expression, FUBAR. The floppy drive is wrecked and half the keyboard don't work. I had to do a full strip down. Motherboard is perfect. Keyboard is not so good, mainly dirt/mistreatment related. Joystick/Mouse ports are good. I took it apart and after piecing each component back in(Except the floppy drive) I find that I can FINALLY boot into TOS. TOS is empty and the keyboard is of limited use (No response from the numerical keypad). As you can imagine I am not a happy bunny!! For now ST fun is at a standstill. FFS etcetcetc...
With regards to the Linux thing. Will any distro do the trick? Also is there 'software' that has similar functionality to floimg under Windows? Me and Linux have had a mixed relationship. If you've ever seen Gone in 60 Seconds(The Nic Cage one...) then Linux is like 'Eleanor' to me. She needs taming but am I man enough to do it???
Its a shame as, for now, your kind advice is a bit wasted... I want to revive my 'fallen' ST and not give up but shes on life support and the clock is ticking...
One thing that was on my mind:
If anyone has any knowledge of the Amiga/Workbench then are you aware of a program called Tracksaver GUI? Well this allows you to copy ADF's to floppy from an Amiga HDD to its FDD in a matter of a few clicks. I am wondering if I could get a SATANdisk and then do something similar on the ST? Is that just silliness????
Once again guys appreciate your time and responses thus far!
Edited by dudeydude, Thu May 24, 2012 4:15 AM.