[oclug] hard drive problem
rjordan at numb.ca
Fri Nov 19 20:08:07 EST 2004
It would seem Allan, on Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 08:01:19PM -0500, wrote:
> On Friday 19 November 2004 19:10, Ross Jordan wrote:
> partition and re-installed grub. So far so good.
> > >
> > > Now for the problems. If I remove the slave (old) drive my bios doesn't
> > > recognize the new drive. If I re-install the slave, the bios recognizes
> > > the new drive as the master and the old one as the slave, exactly as I
> > > expected.
> > Sounds like a drive jumper issue. Perhaps one drive is set to cable select
> > and the other to slave. Make sure the new master is jumperred to master,
> > the cables firmly in place.
> That doesn't seem possible. If I remove power from the master drive, the bios
> recognizes the slave as a slave. If I replace the power, the new drive is
> recognized as master and old drive as slave. If there were a problem with
> jumpering, I would expect it to show up here. When I remove power from the
> slave, the master is simply not recognized. It should be recognized by the
> bios as either a master or slave. Which leads me to wonder if MS has messed
> with my bios.
I've seen weird things happen with the "cable select" jumper setting on
hard drives. If you force things to master and slave, the behaviour is
generally more consistent.
Microsoft operating systems, as far as I know, don't touch your BIOS (or
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