[LinuxBIOS] EPIA-MII 12000, almost there. ( newbie )

Russell Whitaker russ at ashlandhome.net
Fri Jun 9 06:36:56 CEST 2006

On Thu, 1 Jun 2006, Per Mellander wrote:

> I don't know if I'm stupid or what, but it just won't work for me :(
> First of. I can't have my harddisk connected as hdb1 and my cdrom as hda1, ( which is
> out of the box for my setup ) because the IDE-disk will not be recognized by LB if its
> secondary. ( ??? )

So far it looks like we've covered almost everything except ide-cabling.

The older 40-wire cables, the controller shook hands with the master,
the master shook hands with the slave. The jumpers on the drives decided
which was which. The master on the primary bus is hda, on the secondary
bus it's hdc. On a single drive system you cannot have a hdb. And you
really should jumper it as a single drive.

The 80-wire cables are cable-select. Which means all the drives can be
jumpered as single drives. I found out the hard way if you have only
one drive on a cable it *must* be in the end connector. (cd's and dvd's
don't count and will work in either connector).

One more little problem: no matter which drive you're booting from it
must agree with the info in /etc/fstab. Once you get the box to boot
you can read dmesg to find out where it thinks the cd is.

Hope this helps,

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