[ubuntu-uk] MBR

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Feb 3 13:29:56 GMT 2009

On 03/02/2009 13:06, keith wrote:
> Thanks for the reply Dave.
> Not yet having opened the other machine I don't know how much room there will be to rummage around in it.  Presumably there's then the question of fiddling about with the dip switches.
> Still I'll certainly consider what you say when I get round to doing the deed.
> Cheers,
> Keith.
If it's the old IDE then you'll possibly either have to change jumper 
settings on the drive (Master/Slave) or if you're lucky and have 
UDMA66/100/133 cables (the 80 wire/40 pin cables - if the PC is less 
than about 9 years old you may well have this type of cable) you could 
try setting both drives to cable select, it will then automatically sort 
out the Master/Slave combination.  I've found it usually works when you 
have an UDMA IDE cable.


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