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Old 23rd December, 2003, 11:03 AM
TonyHeath TonyHeath is offline
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Just in case anyone is still following this I think I might be making progress ....

Forgetting the second IDE channel for a moment, my original setup was hard-disk as master, CDROM as slave on a single IDE channel. I know this isn't ideal, but I have my reasons.

With this setup, installation of Windows XP or RedHat Linux 9 goes without problems, until you try to reboot, at which point you get "SYSTEM DISK NOT FOUND".

Simply disconnecting the CDROM drive makes it all spring into life. Well XP now boots (without reinstallation or modifications of any kind). Haven't tried RedHat yet.

Although delighted to have got this far I find it extremely disconcerting that an apparently valid hardware setup should behave in this manner.

Does anyone have any ideas why ? My next step is to try Cable Select.

Tony
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