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Old 12-25-2007, 11:37 AM   #1
gianmpu
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Cannot install boot loader


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I've been using for a while dsl 3.4 on my Toshiba Libretto 110 ct and everything worked fine. When I decided to upgrade dsl to 4.1 I popped out the hard disk from the laptop, but I broke PIN 1 of the ide connector. The disk still works normally but when I try a hard disk install, the process always stops in the boot loader installation phase. The PIN 1 of an ide connector is the ground, is'n it? Is this problem due to the hardware failure or is it just a problem of this release of damn small linux? Thanks.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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It's the HW. What? You thought the gnd pin was there for decoration? Anyway, pin 1 is not ground, it's "-RESET".

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confSig-c.html
"ground" is pin 2 (amongst others).
 
  


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