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Old 02-13-2003, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hard Drive Setup

Hi. Not technically a linux question but it is. I bought a OEM IBM Deskstar 80GXP Drive. Im setting it up as a slave drive for linux as my windows drive is primary and im going to dual boot. Im going to setup the jumpers to set it as slave but I don't know what to set them up for. There are 4 settings to use but i don't know as each have different jumper patterns

16 Heads - Master , Slave, Cable Select, Forcing Dev1 Present
15 Heads - Master , Slave, Cable Select, Forcing Dev1 Present
32GB Clip - Master , Slave, Cable Select, Forcing Dev1 Present
Auto Spin Disable - Master , Slave, Cable Select, Forcing Dev1 Present

I want to use it as a slave but don't know what to use as the settings between the four (16 heads, 15 heads, 32GB Clip, or Auto Spin Disable)

Im using ATA100 if that helps

heres a visual if u wanna see what i mean

Thanks in advance

Last edited by HaTHor; 02-13-2003 at 05:15 PM.
Old 02-13-2003, 06:11 PM   #2
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According to your pic the drive is now jumpered for 16 head master? If this is the way it worked before then leave the 16 head jumper the same and change the master part to slave by going from the top left diagram 1 setting you are at now to the top left diagram 2 that says slave.

The 16 head and 15 head settings are probably the way it detects to the IDE bus for compatability with odd/old controllers and auto spin is something that most drives do but I guess you could disable it (why?) 32GB clip I'm not sure of.

In summary you should leave the rest of the settings the way they were if it was working and just change the slave setting. If it doesn't work then I'd suggest going to IBM and try downloading a manual for the drive that explains why you would need to set the other jumpers.
Old 02-14-2003, 05:16 AM   #3
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If the system has limitation of 32GB (it cannot address drive space bigger then this - it might happen with some older hrdware) the drive can be made usable by selecting Clip 32 GB, in which case only that amount of storage will be seen and actually used by the system.



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