Peter Flynn wrote:
>> > Why didn't you leave the drive as HDD and then set the setting for 2nd
> > Primary to None in the BIOS?
>> I don't see a setting for this in the BIOS.
> This is a 1996? IBM P90.
It should be in the first part of the BIOS screens.
You should have something which sets them all (Primary Master, Primary
Slave, etc.) to AUTO. Disable anything you don't use to NONE
> > This would speed up the initialisation, without messing with the
> > jumpers.
>> I'll have another look.
>> > dmesg will display the boot messages.
>> But not all of them I think.
>> > What speed, make and model is the CDROM drive?
>> I'm not with the machine right now but I think Panasonic 2x. Old.
> > I used to have an old cdrom drive (a good few years back now) which
> > refused to work as master on any IDE channel. It had to be a slave. I
> > think it was an old 6x drive.
>> Interesting. More digging. Can you have an IDE channel with only a slave
> and no master?
Yes you can have only a slave. As it's only a 2x (I didn't realise
Panasonic made anything less than 4x IDE drives!) chances are you need
to make this a slave. It would have been designed at the time when 2 IDE
channels were rare.
Let me know how you get on. I'll see if I can dig out more info on your
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