[olug] 486-33 chokes on cdrom

Mike McNally mmcnally3 at prodigy.net
Mon Jan 15 23:16:14 UTC 2001

On Mon 15 Jan 2001, ktb wrote:

> You have it right.  The HD should be master and CDROM slave.  If you are
> chaining both drives off of one cable and the bios can't handle this I
> would suggest trying two cables.  One for the HD and one for the CDROM.
> One other thing you might try if you haven't is go into the bios
> and set or let the bios auto-detect your drives.  This is often important
> to do for each change you make dealing with the controller.  Save and exit.   
> hth,
> kent

In order to use 2 cables I would need to find 2 male connectors (plugs?) on
the motherboard... right?  There's only one.  There is no autodetect.  The
bios harddrive line has to have the proper no. of cyl hd sec in it or I get
a bios/ide_controller error.  Searchin for potential software bios update
right now...


Mike McNally		mmcnally3 at prodigy.net

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