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Old 03-22-2002, 08:53 AM   #1
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I got my barebone system from MWAVE this week. I would like to put Mandrake 8.2 on it. My qustion is how to connect hard drive, DVD and CD-RW to the motherboard (GIGABYTE 7DXR).

I would like to use ribbon cable connect hard drive to primary controller, leave one connector spare. Use another ribbon cable to connect CD-RW and DVD to secondary controller, set CD-RW to master, and DVD to slave. Is this a right approach?

I got a audio cable from CD-RW package. I know where the audio cable goes to CD-RW drive. But I DON not know where the audio cabe goes to the motherboard (GIGABYTE 7DXR).

If the box of a piece of new hardware (like ATI All-In_WWONDER 128 PRO video card) says it supports windows 2000. Does it means it comes with the drivers for windows 2000, or I have to download them from the website?

Thanks in advance.
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yeah, that layouts fine, as for the sound cable, well it'll be on there somewhere, assuming you've got integrated sound on the board. just search around a bit, and it should be listed in the manual, not that gigabyte can write a half decent manual if their lives depended on it
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Yea put the hard drive on primary ide controller as master, and the cdrom/dvd drives just like you said. should work fine.

The cable from the cdrom drive should hook up to a connector either on your mobo if your using an onboard sound card, or to your sound card if your using a PCI/ISA card.

If Your video card came with a cd check the cd for drivers, you can always download newer drivers if needed, Linux should come with drivers for that card.
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Thanks everyone for the replies.

hanzerik, I got a sound card on the board. what is mobo you mentioned?

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Old 03-22-2002, 09:37 AM   #5
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mobo = motherboard


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