Hardware Question

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at uic.edu
Thu Mar 7 21:43:49 EST 2002

Yeah, he should look at the bios first. However, my intention was to get the jumpers set first, see if it works as is, then if not, yes, do check the bios. I avoided the secondary controller option, because most 486 machines I've seen had to ide ports, that were in fact the one and only controller. So, I didn't want to totally confuse him, if this happened to be the case with his motherboard.

On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 12:34:32PM +1100, Shaun Oliver wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> > You need to set a jumper on the hard drive as master (I've also seen some older drives where there was a master with slave option, use that if your drive has such a setting). You also need to set your cd-rom drive's jumper to slave. Hth.
> > Greg
> ok, just to add to this, you'll need to check your cmos/bios setings to
> ensure that your drives are being detected correctly.
> it's not just a matter of setting the jumpers and hoping for the best.
> this is where alot of people go wrong.
> if possible put the cdrom on a seperate ide controler and I personally
> would set it as secondary master. I will stand to be corrected on this but
> if that doesn't work, slave it to your hard drive as either a primary
> slave on the primary ide controler or as a secondary slave on the
> secondary ide controler.
> please feel free to correct me anyone as I don't always get things right.
> -- 
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