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There are on different IDE channels and both I assume plugged into the socket on the end of the IDE cable, not the middle one - in which case there isn't a problem setting them both to master, in fact that is what should be done unless you want to use cable select.
Will mandrake boot? If your using a generic kernel I cannot see why you can't get away with not installing again. When installing Mandrake was the HDD on the master IDE channel on the other computer. If so the configuration for lilo will be wrong. I think the mandrake installation CD will allow you to just reinstall lilo without reinstalling the rest of the system - try that.
Actually, both hd's are on the same Ide channel. They are both set via jumpers ans place on the ribbon cable as they should be (lin as master).
The problem is, I installed linux on a different box and move the disk over.
I am going to reinstall linux tonight (Ubuntu) and make sure grub as a Windows entry. I do not have a menu.lst under /grub in Mandy. Not a big problem, I should have known better.
If they are on the same channel then they can't be primary master and secondary master, they are primary master and primary slave or secondary master and secondary slave. Either put the jumpers on both hdd's to cable select or put the jumper on the hdd on the end of the cable to master and the hdd in the middle of the cable to slave
If you just did a default install and used the generic kernel then linux should just work. You may need to reconfigure xorg for the graphics though