To all who responded to my plea for help - my deepest gratitude. I ended
up with AMIDISK, which is a BIOS "extender" card. I have AMI BIOS and
wanted to stay with it (AMIDISK claims to be compatible with all BIOS,
though). It was a simple install, I got my 1.2GB, and was able to install
AP/PRO. I wish the AP/PRO install was that easy...but that's another
horror story. Anyway, I got it from Global Technologies (800 708-3243).
They are right down the street from AMI, and have a very good working
relationship with them. They are very knowledgeable, and deliver as
promised. $59.00 + shipping. One caveat: the docs say to get rid of any
partitions on the drive - THEY MEAN IT! That sucker can and will find any
existing partition on it, no matter what drive type & parameters it was
set up with, and it will complain.
I don't get ALL the performance that this drive could provide in a newer
machine, but it still is significantly faster than the 420 MD Seagate it
Again, thanks to all who responded.