[Re: fedora install not finding /dev/hda]

Elliott Wilcoxon elliott at wilcoxon.org
Thu Nov 20 22:27:08 UTC 2003

Hmm, the pictures on all my WD drives just show no jumper on there for 
the 'only thing on the IDE channel' option (I forget their term for it).

Elliott Wilcoxon

Lamont R. Peterson wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 10:27, Fred Antrobus wrote:
>>I figured out the problem finally.
>>The drive I had was the only drive and I had it jumpered as the master .
>>When I removed the jumper entirely everything started working.
>>I don't understand but It works great now.
> With all Western Digital IDE drives that I have ever owned, used, sold
> and/or seen, you have to jumper it for Master or Slave if there is
> another device on the channel with it.  Otherwise, you *must* simply
> take the jumper off or it will not work.
> If one reads the label on a Wester Digital hard drive, they should see a
> diagram that shows the jumper placed on "sideways" if the drive is the
> only device on the channel (though most work without any jumper, also).
> I am sorry that I did not tell you this yesterday.  I was too busy
> dealing with other mailing lists right then :-).

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