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Re: [SLE] Second SuSE HDD No Access
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 18:59:53 -0500
  • Message-id: <0HUY0013NAO4EI@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

There are 2 setups that use more than one hard drive, the
master/slave system, and the system that Compaq uses--I
don't remember its name, but it depends on which plug you
use, IIRC, like in floppies. They gave me a Compaq at work,
a couple of years ago, and I was never able to hook up 2
hard drives and a CD rom to this miserable piece of crap.
One hd, one cd, or 2 hd's, but not both. I wanted to put Linux on
the second hd, but of course, IT was not helpful in this regard.
I hope your machine is not a Compaq, or if you haven't had it
very long, exchange it for something else.

Good luck! --doug

At 18:26 03/21/2004 -0500, Dr. David M. Colburn wrote:
>I have just powered up a newly assembled ATX box with a cleanly
>formatted and SUSE 9 Pro loaded 20g Quantum Fireball Plus LM20.5
>HDD as Master and a much-used Maxtor 6E040l0 40g HDD as Slave.
>The Quantum is seen in YaST as hda1, etc., the Maxtor hdb1, etc.
>I have tried to set up a desktop icon for the Maxtor but get an
>"in use" error.
>I have tried to look at the Maxtor from Konq to no avail.
>I do notice that the Grub device map only shows hd0 and fd0
>but fail to understand why YaST would see both HDD's even
>though Grub appears to see only one (not to mention that
>the Grub device map fails to list either the CD reader or
>the cdrw device.
>Can someone explain these anomalies, and the solution to
>getting Konq to see my second HDD, please?
>I could reverse the cables and the jumpers on the two HDD's
>and see what happens but I really should be able to see them
>in either order and access the Maxtor from SuSE 9 Pro booted
>off the Quantum.
>Given that the Quantum is a clean load of SuSE 9 Pro and the
>Maxtor was set up on an older box I think that the Quantum
>should be my Master HDD.
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