[linux-help] Re: Two drives in one
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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>
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
> 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
> situation like this? Splain it to me.
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