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« on: February 12, 2004, 05:47:48 PM »

I have about 20 red hat linux machines that I need to convert to XP, but that dont have CD-ROM drives.  I connected a CD-ROm drive, set the jumpers to master and connected it to the secondary ide port on the mother baord, then connected the power and audio.  After running the XP boot disks it still doesnt recognize the cd drive, what am i doing wrong?

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2004, 05:59:28 PM »


For some strange reason some cdrom drive only work set to slave when alone on an IDE port! Try setting the jumper to slave and let us know if this works.

Also if you set the boot order to cdrom, floppy and then hard drive in the BIOS (if supported), you can boot off the WinXP installation CD and not use the bootup floppies.

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