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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?
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.
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?
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.
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.