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Re: [SLE] DVDrom not working with 2 hard disks and a CDrom
  • From: nbday <nday@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 20:06:29 -0600
  • Message-id: <1108778788.16146.25.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 19:41, nbday wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-02-18 at 17:58, Bruce Samhaber wrote:
> > On Friday 18 February 2005 16:16, N. B. Day wrote:
> > <SNIP>
>
> >
> > Hi N.B.,
> >
> > I find your last statement very interesting.
> > Are you saying that a CD drive won't work on IDE0?
> > I always assumed that any drive would work on either IDE0 or IDE1 as long as
> > there was a Master if there is a slave. What you are saying would explain why
> > my DVD rom does not work. I have the following drives.
> > /dev/hda hard disk
> > /dev/hdb DVD rom
> > /dev/hdc hard disk
> > /dev/hdd CD writer
> >
> Nothing wrong with that setup. It is true that any IDE device should
> work on any IDE port, but operating systems get confused by egregiously
> non-standard setups like the OP apparently has: no master on 0, a cdrw
> as slave on 0 and a harddisk as master on 1.
>
> I don't see anything wrong with your setup from the cabling / jumpering
> point of view. DVD readers are cheap enough now that I'd think of
> getting another to swap in there to test by substitution.
>
> The received wisdom years ago was that it was better to put hard disks
> together on one cable and CD type devices on another, but I don't think
> that's much of an issue anymore since CD devices are all ATA-33 now.
>
> Try hdparm -iI /dev/hda then /dev.hdb etc. and see what you see.
>
> regards,

Sorry, sent to the poster, not to the list. Hard to get used to this
odd way of doing things

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