fresh install ---blooming DVD drive not recognized AGAIN <SOLVED> now broken again.

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at
Wed Jan 18 15:37:03 UTC 2012

On 01/17/2012 08:50 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 01/17/2012 08:09 PM, Craig White wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 19:19 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> Now it won't fire up Nancy Drew! I checked everything, all the
>>> connectors are connected correctly. I checked the bios, no problems
>>> there with regards to the drives. The harddrive is pin selected to
>>> "Master", the DVD is pin selected as "slave", the 80-wire IDE connector
>>> is set with the DVD in the middle and the harddrive to the end.
>>> The DVD sees a data disk, aoutomounts it with no prob. I just checked.
>>> I made sure that /dev/dvd /dev/cdrom and /dev/sr0 are chowned
>>> root:cdrom. I am part of that group. Could there be another point that
>>> the DVD could be set to other than /dev/sr0 ? The problem must be in
>>> there somewhere. Ric
>> ----
>> for many years now, the proper way is to use 'cable select' (CS) on all
>> ATA/IDE devices and let the cable/controller work it out (end is master,
>> inside is slave). Many BIOS/devices will fail if you try to determine
>> via the jumpers (master/slave). Just set everything to CS.
> I'm old and in need of being shot. I'll do that,,, set both to Cable
> select, the cd on the end and the harddrive in the middle?? Thanks! Ric

	No, the primary device (HDD) goes on the end. Secondary in the middle.
	On _all_ of my machines that have only 2 IDE devices, I've always put 
each on their own IDE channel. HDD on primary, disc on secondary; both 
at the end of the cable. That way, they don't have to fight for 
bandwidth in the IDE channel.
	For the machines that have more than 2 IDE devices, the least used 
devices would be the secondary; ie: HDD is master on primary IDE, and on 
secondary IDE the CD would be master & Zip drive would be slave.

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