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April 27, 2006, 6:09 pm
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hour to partition 1%....I tried 3 different types of install and the same
So I opened the case and noticed the following: (I built this system a while
ago, and don't know why I set it up like this but I did.....)
On the primary IDE I have the Sony DVDrw as the master, and the Plextor CDRW
as the slave....wait it gets better......
Nothing on the 2nd IDE.
Then I noticed I put a SCSI card (PCI slot ..giving me 2 more IDE slots) to
which I have the WinXp hard drive as master and the Maxtor hardrive as
slave. Nothing on the 2nd IDE.
I guess this explains the long time for the partitioner, huh?
My next question is this:
If I move the cable (with the DVDrw and the CDrw) from primary IDE to the
2nd IDE (on mb) and then move the cable (with the hard drives) from the pci
card to the primary IDE (on the mb) will it boot normally? Do I risk messing
up my WinXp hard drive?
I think once I straighten this out, loading Debian won't be a problem. For
the life of me I don't know why I threw the scsi pci card in there let alone
connect the hard drives to it and not the motherboard.
Via P4PB Ultra - MB
3x 256mb ddr333
160gb WD Hard drive
40gb Maxtor Hard drive
DVD r/w Sony DRU 510a
Plextor cd/rw px-w4824a
CMI8738/c3dx PCI Audio
NVIDIA GeForce fx 5200 ultra
ATI TV Wonder Pro
Re: IDE cable switch?
you mean a IDE controller card ('promise' brand maybe)?
No not really, but who knows? anything can happen. Using the partitioner
As long as the boot order includes the drive with the XP boot partition then
all will be ok, unless the drive letters change(software problems) then you
may have to do some disk management.
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