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Date:      30 Dec 1999 00:55:14 -0500
From:      Arcady Genkin <a.genkin@utoronto.ca>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Before I return FreeBSD to the store...
Message-ID:  <87k8lxx9a5.fsf@tea.thpoon.com>
References:  <0.8cf3908f.259c43d3@cs.com> <87so0lxaiw.fsf@tea.thpoon.com> <013501bf5288$1e28e650$0400fea9@JADE>

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"Kent Stewart" <kstewart@3-cities.com> writes:

> > What does the CD-ROM's jumper have to do with installing an OS? If
> it
> > worked with other OS's, then it should be deemed workable, and let
> the
> > jumper alone.
> 
> It has a lot to do with it. Some drives aren't detected when they are
> the only device and jumpered as a slave on the secondary IDE channel.
> A couple don't want to be the master on the secondary IDE channel but
> work just fine as a slave behind the HD on the primary IDE channel. My
> Teac is the master on the secondary IDE channel. The slave on the
> secondary channel is a WD 3.1GB HD.
> 
> I looked at all of the IDE CDROM's that I have and the have either 3
> or 5 jumper locations. The right three have text above them saying
> something like (cs or csel), (ma or master), and (sl or slave).

Of course, a CD-Rom must be configured in order to be useful. My point
was that if this CD-Rom worked with other OS's (as it follows from the
original message), then the jumper settings would have to be left
alone.
-- 
Arcady Genkin                                 http://www.thpoon.com
"'What good is my pity? Is not the pity the cross upon which he who
loves man is nailed?..'" (Zarathustra - F. Nietzsche)


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