[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
keith at karsites.net
Sat Nov 20 17:12:37 EST 2010
Well I'm geting there slowly but surely.
This home-built server machine is using hard drive caddies.
I've taken my working backup drive from the caddy (secondary
master), and replaced it with a small GB test drive.
The problem was originally with the drive connected to the
onboard IDE primary channel being intermittently
autodetected at boot time.
I have now swopped the IDE ribbon cables, so the cable that
was connected to the primary IDE channel is now plugged into
the secondary channel onboard IDE socket, and vice versa for
the secondary ribbon cable.
Now when I reboot the machine the problem of drives not
being detected now appears on the secondary channel, and the
ATA drive and CD/DVD-ROM drive are detected OK on the
I have also replaced the IDE ribbon cable for the channel
that was originally connected as primary.
So it appears the onboard IDE controller is working OK, and
the problem appears to be from the IDE ribbon cable, to one
of the HDD caddies.
Any suggs please?
In theory, theory and practice are the same;
in practice they are not.
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