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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Two drives in one
From: David Carmichael <dec2955@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 07:35:14 -0600
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

I ran into this once.. it was due to the disc controller in the 'PB'
machines... the story that I have heard is that 'PB' programmed the BIOS to
only see 'X' models of harddrives and not others even if the user tried to
enter in 'USER SETTING''

I ran into this on a 'PB' 486 system when I tried to upgrade the
harddrive... I was lucky to be able to call 'PB' and ask them what models of
harddrive would work with the Motherboard..  Now that 'PB' is no longer.. I
don't know where to point you to.

Maybe one of the third party drive control cards will work and you could
(maybe) disable the onboard controller??


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Bales" <bbales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 12:20 AM
Subject: [linux-help] Two drives in one

> The motherboard in my Linux box went south so I bought a used Packard-Bell
P100 with a
> 2.1GB drive.  When I opened it up, there were two disks - a 1.2GB and an
850MB.  Both
> Conner.  There is a sticker on the top of each drive saying both drives
must be used as
> a pair.  One is jumpered for master, one for slave.  One of them is going
bad - I don't
> know which one.
> Setup had only one drive listed, with a cyl no. a little less than the
total of the
> numbers Conner gives.  I changed setup to the values shown for the two
disks and dos
> still only sees one.  Fdisk sees only one of 2012MB.  Has anyone ever run
into a
> situation like this?  Splain it to me.
> bruce
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