Strange things with my hard drive

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Sun Feb 24 14:06:29 EST 2002

Here's my 2 grosze or cents worth (whichever you prefer) (grin).
As far as I know, if your cd-rom drive is alone on a controller, it should be jumpered as slave, unless of course there is something else on that controller with it.

On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 01:26:20AM +0100, Victor Tsaran wrote:
> Hell, listers!
> I know some of you, especially Kerry, are big hardware specialists. Hope you
> will be able to advise something for me this time as well.
> I am putting together a new machine. Whenever I connect the hard drive to
> the IDE0 and CDROM to IDE1, both on master, I get "hard disk failed...", but
> CDROM is found. However, if I connect hard drive to IDE1 and CDROM to IDE0,
> both to master, then both are recognized fine. Why is this hapenning? I
> tried these combinations several times, and the same result comes out.
> Can you suggest something?
> Victor
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