ide problem

igueths at igueths at
Tue Jan 14 07:18:22 EST 2003

Ok ide problem fixed. Turns out that the Cd drive was not in CSEL mode like the 
other drive had been before I swapped it out. I was having a sighted person 
help me with this, and it didn't occur to me that this could be the problem. 
Just for reference, is there any type of standard pin configuration? I.e., 
master, slave, CSEL, etc? I would think this is highly unlikely, however when I 
want to swap in/out some hardware, I want to be able to do it with nobody 
> If one of the Ide devices is not properly jumppered, then you will not be
> able to use the other device on the controller.
> Richard
> If you are going to burn all of your bridges, you better be able to walk on
> water.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Igor Gueths" <igueths at>
> To: <speakup at>
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 3:44 PM
> Subject: ide problem
> > Hi all. Got quite an interesting problem here. I just recently got an
> > Optiplex GX110L and figured I'd throw in my already Linuxed hdd in there.
> > After doing that, everything worked except the cdrw drive which was from
> > my old machine. This box appears to have an onboard ide controller, and
> > also an onboard floppy controller. So the config is like this: ide,
> > floppy, ide. The RW drive is set to slave, and I presume the hdd is
> > mastered. Haven't checked that though. When I boot the system, the hdd is
> > picked up by the kernel. Also the floppy drive is mapped to /dev/fd0 as
> > expected. However the RW is left unmapped. Could this be a bad IDE
> > connector? I think the only thing left to do here is test a bootable Cd
> > with Debian on it for example to see if it will boot. Does anyone have any
> > other ideas they can throw out, or other variables I should check for?
> > Thanks!
> >
> > May you code in the power of the source,
> > may the kernel, libraries, and utilities be with you,
> > throughout all distributions until the end of the epoch.
> >
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