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Old 08-05-2003, 08:59 AM   #1
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Do 2 harddrives have to be Master/Slave?


I am about to install a Maxtor hard drive. I've read at one site that
Maxtor drives do not like to share with other hard drives on the same cable. Can I put the new drive as secondary master and still dual boot?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 09:08 AM   #2
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oh yeah that'll be ok, i've never had probelms with maxtor drives complaining, just make sure you set the jumpers correctly.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 09:19 AM   #3
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Do you mean it is OK to do Master/Slave or that it is OK to put new drive on secondary Master.
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:28 AM   #4
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It should work either way.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 09:28 AM   #5
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well both, you should have no reason to have any trouble... put it on secondary slave if you want, should still boot fine.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:50 PM   #6
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Can put on hd and a cd on one and the other hd on the other
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:00 AM   #7
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You can do almost anything u like regarding Master/Slave settings for Hard Disks.

However, from my experience it is highly UNrecommended that you set a Hard Disk to be a slave to a CD/DVD-ROM/R/RW.

The performance of the disk will be somewhat under par.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:41 AM   #8
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I always do things this way:

hda - primary master hard drive
hdb - primary slave hard drive (if a second hd is there)
hdc - cd/dvdrom
hdd - cd burner (would be hdc if no cd/dvd rom is present)

yes, it can be done other ways, but I have found this way best. I always use that configuration when building computers or upgrading my own and it works flawlessly.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 01:48 PM   #9
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I ended up with Linux=PrimaryMaster, CD Rom=Primary Slave,
Windows=Secondary Master. However Linux isn't finding Windows as yet. I can't put my hard drives close enough to connect them together as Master/Slave. Linux is working fine however. I'm going exploring in the forums now.
Thank You
 
Old 08-06-2003, 01:59 PM   #10
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Windows should be on /dev/hdc1 then.

You will have to re-install grub and put the stanza for windows in your /boot/grub/grub.conf file.

Installing a bootloader
Multiboot with GRUB Mini-HOWTO

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Old 08-06-2003, 02:27 PM   #11
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Woudn't putting the two hard drives on Primary slow things down a bit?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:29 PM   #12
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Widows is on hdc1
I tried something that I read in the forums.
Installed Widows on primary hard drive then moved it to secondary master. Then put new hard drive as primary master and installed linux. Did I mess up there?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 03:01 PM   #13
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You haven't messed up. Just install grubon the MBR of hda then change grub.conf to use hdc1 to chainload boot windows.

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Originally posted by yowwww
I always do things this way:

hda - primary master hard drive
hdb - primary slave hard drive (if a second hd is there)
hdc - cd/dvdrom
hdd - cd burner (would be hdc if no cd/dvd rom is present)

yes, it can be done other ways, but I have found this way best. I always use that configuration when building computers or upgrading my own and it works flawlessly.
This is ok but if you put your cdrw and cdrom on different cables then you will get a fater throughput when copying CDs.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 07:08 PM   #14
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't throwing a CDrom/DVD/burner on the same cable as a hard drive cause the whole cable to run at DMA33 instead of 66/100/133 ? For that reason alone I keep my cd drives on the secondary chain.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 11:51 AM   #15
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Thank You
acid_kewpie,
fancypiper,
Treat84,
Azmeen,
yowwww,
and
david_ross
you have all been a help.
However, david_ross, I can't figure out how to get to into grub.conf.
And, fancypiper, I don't have any idea on how to reinstall grub.
The CDs did everything pretty much automatically.They came with a LINUX for DUMMIES book and is referred to as a publishers edition.Also the boot floppy made during installation is no good,
I've tried using a command line applet in Linux but nothing happens.
I appreciate your help and patience.
RAL
 
  


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