Re: Fedora and XP on 1 Disk
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 14:54:04 +0100
> Umm. No. Every IDE controller can support two devices, a master and a
> The first controller runs hda (master) and hdb (slave). The second
> controller runs hdc (master) and hdd (slave).
> This particularly becomes fun when you install an IDE hot-swap bay and
> to keep switching jumpers around as you relocate drives.
> > The CD maybe on IDE0 and the HD on IDE1
> No one does this for a bunch of reasons involviing controlling boot
> In particular, if you put an active drive on IDE1 and later add another
> drive that happens to have an OS on it on IDE0, you will boot with the new
> drive instead of your old one. Or rather, you will *try* to boot with your
> new drive, which is unlikely to work.
Okay, thanks for putting me right :)
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