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Old 01-23-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Exclamation setting up primary HD and secondary HD


hello all,
I'm really having a time telling my box what is what, this is my objective:
1: primary HD - hda
2: primary slave - cdr rom - hdb
3: secondary HD - hdc
4: empty

i have my hda jumper set on master
i have my hdb jumper set on slave
i have my hdc jumper set on master

ok heres the problem, my computer will not reconize my cdr rom as a primary slave, cant get anything to boot from it or anything.

on my hda my master bus in pluged in
on my hdc my cdr rom bus is pluged into slave ( i'd tryed flipping from master to slave with no results)

my question is are my jumpers right, and how do i get my computer to reconise what hd i want where?

i hope i havn't confused anyone, i have tried to find out myself via internet, but still can't figure it out

please help
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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hi, on linux.... cdrom is "mount" on, as part of the filesystem.
you don't need to set partition for it.

normally, when having 2 hd + 1 cdrom, u do hda for first hd (primary) and hdb for slave (secondary)

when linux is loaded, it will be able to recongize ur cdrom, and mount cdrom under the /mnt dir...

normally its under /mnt/cdrom
and that is with respect to the file: /etc/fstab
 
Old 01-23-2004, 02:54 PM   #3
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some older hard drives require you to set a jumper, master with slave present, to have
a slave show up on the same cable with it. yours probably isn't that old.

the master should be at the end of the cable.
the red line on the cable should be at pin 1 (usually closest to the power cable) on
each drive.
some drives just dont' work well together. put the cdrom on the secondary slave if necessary.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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to let my computer accept my cdr rom i let my slave be my second hd
ie:
hda primary
hdb slave
hdc cdr rom

when i try to install slackware, it does not reconize hdb, how do i fix this?
i tried to use mount command but failed
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:14 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by whansard
some older hard drives require you to set a jumper, master with slave present, to have
a slave show up on the same cable with it. yours probably isn't that old.
Dd you check your hda jumpers? Like whansard said, some drives have a jumper for {master/no slave} and then a different jumper setting for {master/with slave}. Some drives have a fairly complicated set of jumper configurations.

How about in your BIOS. Are your drive settings set to Auto or some other setting? Also, have you set your boot up sequence?

Just some thoughts...
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:23 PM   #6
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itsjustme, y all those setting are correct, so how will I install slackware on my slave drive, dont seem to be an option in setup for hdb only hda,hdc and so fourth
 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:58 PM   #7
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does the bios see the drive? does windows see the drive?
 
Old 01-23-2004, 04:49 PM   #8
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whansard, y bois sees primary,slave and cdr rom / and windows sees the drives too. im guessing linux is asking me if i want to install on hda or hdc, and does not give me an option for hdb, where i want linux
 
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Quote:
I'm really having a time telling my box what is what, this is my objective:
1: primary HD - hda
2: primary slave - cdr rom - hdb
3: secondary HD - hdc
4: empty
But your other post
Quote:
hda primary
hdb slave
hdc cdr rom
So where is your CDROM drive really located.
 
  


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