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Old 02-18-2004, 12:24 AM   #1
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2nd hard drive

I have a second hard drive and when I try cfdisk /dev/hdb, the system locks up completely. I have to reset. Any suggestions? Debian Woody
Old 02-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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Are you certain that the second drive is at /dev/hdb (primary slave)? Maybe it's at /dev/hdd (secondary slave) or /dev/hdc (secondary master) -- J.W.
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The second hard drive is a Western Digital

:~# cat /proc/ide/hdb/model
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You might try to move it to the other IDE cable. If an IDE interface fails on a cable it may block the other interfaces on the same cable.
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Check the jumpers on the drive and make sure it is set to slave instead of cable select.


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