I have this really odd problem.
I installed a new 160Gb Western Digital hard drive. I have installed it and all the cables are correctly installed and the jumper settings are correct. The drive is the Secondary Master, and I have a DVD burner as the secondary slave.
When I switch on the computer, only the two hard drives on the primary are recognised. They do not even show up in the bios. If I then reboot, the hard drive and dvd on the secondary are recognised and work correctly.
Any ideas what is causing this, and what I can do to fix it?
The relevant lines of my fstab are shown below (I don't know if this will help or not
/dev/hda1 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hdb1 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
/dev/hdc1 /home/ian ext3 defaults 1 2
Thanks in advance for your help