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Old 07-29-2006, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PATA Drive makes CD drive not recognizable

My Dell PC has a SATA drive and a CD drive. I added a PATA drive as slave(removed the small pin) to the CD drive. The hard disk is detected by windows but the PC boot order options setup screen does not. Moreover I get a message when I boot the PC that the drive(PATA 0) is not detected. I press F1 and I see the drive in windows explore. There is no problem after that. I have switched PATA 0 on in the boot options setup screen.

Now I have to boot the linux installer from the CD drive to install it on the new PATA drive. As I said the CD is shown as not present in the boot options screen and the installer does not boot.

What should I do to use my PATA drive normally and still boot from the CD drive ? Looking for help.

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