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Old 01-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #16
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i would use c rather than e and enter lines one at a time, at least then you can see what stage things are failing at
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:14 PM   #17
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Hi there and thanks for replying, as it happens i did try that as well and at no point did it fail or throw any error until i typed boot and then it came up with the error. I tried it in several methods with the 'c' and 'e' and nothings worked. I'll just have to say o well and buy the hardware sooner rather than later its taking time out of a project i'm working on. Already tried VMware for some reason my stupid Windos box doesn't seem to handle the bridged network conenction at all well stupid thing aarrhgg

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:20 PM   #18
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Are you sure that windows can boot off a slave drive? I have seen people booting xp off a slave drive but then they all had another windows OS on the master that was in control of the booting process. Maybe you could get it to work by making xp master and overwriting its MBR with GRUB?
 
Old 01-17-2008, 06:47 PM   #19
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i thought thats what the map commands were to do, to trick windows into thinking it was the primary and linux the slave
 
Old 01-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #20
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Sure but I have never used that trick on anything but SATA drives, which do not care about master or slave.

By the way, how about using Cable Select instead of master/slave?
 
Old 01-19-2008, 05:08 PM   #21
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Hi peeps,
I can't see that making much difference, as master drive is attached to the end and slave drive to the middle, cabble select would only acheive exactly the same thing. Thanks for the sugestion however i'm just going to get new hardware when i've finally decided what i want. As this doesn't seem to work which is a little annoying and odd
 
  


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