Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Mar 14 14:58:31 UTC 2009

> The hard drive should have a series of 8 or 10 or so pins near the connector
> with little tiny plastic connectors ("jumpers") that connect pairs of the pins
> together. And somewhere on that hard drive should be a diagram showing the
> placement of those pins for various uses ("master," "slave" etc.).

He said that it is a sata drive, so no jumpers.

> If you place the pins for "slave" and hook up the hard drive, kubuntu should
> start up from where it's accustomed to, and possibly find and mount the new
> hard drive. (It's been a long time since I added a hard drive to a Linux
> installation, and modern Linuces have spoiled me, what with auto-this and
> auto-that; if it doesn't mount automatically, somebody on the list should be
> able to help you to find the drive name and mount it.)

Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. If the BIOS had been
configured for a two drive setup and to boot from the slave, and then
the slave is removed, it would now boot from the slave that Stephen
puts in. I've seen this happen countless times. The only way to be
sure is to open the BIOS and configure it each time a drive is added
or removed. It is not difficult.

Dotan Cohen


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