IDE restrictions... IDE restrictions...
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    Default IDE restrictions...

    Chaps, am configuring new disk with strange results...

    What are the restrictions for having 2 disks and a CDROM drive on IDE0/1? (in terms of master/slave options)

    When I put the second disk as secondary master it stops recognising the primary boot disk???!!!

    The new disk is 80gb....

  2. #2

    Mark Snowdon


    Default disks ?


    more info needed - what was the config - which disks on which controllers, and what is it now.

    does the mother board support 80gb disks ? does the disk allow you you alter its presented interface ? (number of heads, 32gb clip etc?)

    Are you using an 80 or a 40 cable ? are the device jumpers set to master / slave or cable select ?

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    it depends on partitioning -- make sure you dont have 2 primary active partitions on 2 hard drives. Check jumpers on drivers as well, you might have missed something silly like its still slave but u stuck it as a master, it seems to me the partiioning is the problem tho.

    p.s. I have 7 IDE devices in my system, 5 of which are HDDs

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