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Re: Desperate situation



On Tuesday 14 February 2006 18:06, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> > master and the other slave, it's just two ports.
>
> If a MB has 2 IDE interfaces, they are usually called Primary and
> Secondary. If you are playing with older hardware, one thing to be
> aware of is that the secondary interface may not support UDMA. This
> is especially true of early UDMA-66 MBs. The primary supported
> UDMA-66, but the secondary did not - it was intended for CD-ROM
> drives. At that time, it was unusual to find CD-ROM drives that
> supported UDMA. If I remember correctly, most didn't support DMA
> at all...
>
The first mobo I saw like that had one UDMA interface and two DMA ones.  I 
didn't own any of the new fast drives at that time, so at the beginining I 
was using the DMA ones.  My primary HDD was labelled hde and the secondary 
was hdf.  The CD-ROM and CD-RW were on the second DMA connector.  When asking 
for help on the lists people were always surprised to hear me talk about 
Mandrake being on hde, and even more surprised, 6 months later, when the next 
version was installed on hdf <g>

Anne


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