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  • Weird HD setup

    I got and old 486 and 3 monitors yesterday, freebies. I looked at the 486 and the HD was set as a slave to the CD-ROM, I tried changing HD and CD-ROM settings, and it wouldn't work. Is this weird or what? Also it has only 1 IDE channel

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    I'm guessing it's utilizing Cable Select - the position of the drive on the cable determines it's place in the heirarchy.

    That or it just searches the available drives till it finds something bootable?
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.


    • #3
      Whenever i set the hd as master and put it on the master end of cable, it wouldnt find it, and even if i hooked the sd-rom up as slave to it, stuill nothing, kinda odd isnt it? big deal tho, its just a 486