cable select and multiple drives
I like to manage my hard drives through the bios by selecting and deselecting which drive to boot from. This works well with eide and sata drives. On a dell optiplex gx240, I installed opensuse 12.1 on a clean ide hard drive set as primary master. After the install, I connected the original drive as slave on the same ide cable. The box would not boot past the bios splash screen. I removed the slave drive and set the new drive as cable select. The box works fine. The original drive was originally set as cable select and worked fine by itself. The only other drive in the box is the cd-rom. I did not check its jumper settings and suspect that it is also set for cable select. It is on its own ide cable. I would like to confirm if cable select can not be used in a multi-boot box and that all drives need to be set for primary, secondary master/slave?