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Re: PC bios confused in which harddrive to boot fedora OS: Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media!



On Sun, 2007-09-30 at 21:47 -0400, Excalibur Xcalibur wrote:
> Thanks Karl, Bruno and Mikkel for the replies.
> 
> I used this:
> 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812101120
> (I mean why do they sell those?!?!!)
> 
> and this:
> 
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812201002

Karl is getting confused.  Firstly, IDE PATA drives do not *need* to be
on separate cables (there's advantages in doing that, but it's not
needed).  Secondly, you're talking about the power connectors, and
that's something completely different, and irrelevent (unless it happens
to be faulty - but you'd not see a drive that's not working, not see
double).

As to two drives being identical, there shouldn't be a problem with two
of the same models being connected at once.  They won't be totally
identical, unless the manufacturer has done something wierd.  Even then,
I don't think that should be a problem.

Connecting two drives with identical data on them (e.g. cloned drives)
can be a problem, but that can be worked around.

You should say in what manner you're regarding them as identical.

You've mentioned that you're using SATA, so that puts PATA master and
slave issues out of the question, SATA doesn't share a bus like PATA
can.

I'm guessing that they way you've connected them, the computer is now
trying to boot from the other drive, and you haven't got anything on it
to boot from.  Try plugging them into each other's data ports, and see
if the system boots up from your first drive.  e.g. It's looking for
drive one, and you've got it plugged into socket two.

You might want to do what the message said, go into your BIOS, and play
with the options for selecting which is your boot drive.

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