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    IDE Drives not recognized in BIOS

    http://www.jetway.com.tw/oldweb/evis...4xfa/p4xfa.htm

    im using this motherbord to make a second PC (media center) and neither of my IDE drives (hard drive and CDR/W) aren't being detected in BIOS.

    Any ideas why or how i could get them to be detected?

    thanks

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    Have your tried in a different machine?

    Try a Bios update maybe
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    might try that later on

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
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    You have plugged them into the correct IDE channel and set the jumpers accordingly haven't you? There's two IDE channels on that mobo, probably called Channel 0 and Channel 1, and you'll need to set the jumpers on the back of the devices accordingly (see their instruction manuals), you'll want hard drive on Channel 0 master, then the optical drive as Channel 0 slave OR Channel 1 master depending on whether you want to use 1 cable or two.

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    i've done all of that now

    just i only have on jumper :/ can i take one off the other to make them both master's on different channels?

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    you want to do this:

    |--CDROM (SLAVE)
    |
    |
    |
    |--HDD (MASTER)
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |-- MOBO


    or simply connect each drive on a different IDE cable (and it doesnt matter if one is slave/master at all)

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    you want to do this:

    |--CDROM (SLAVE)
    |
    |
    |
    |--HDD (MASTER)
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |
    |-- MOBO


    or simply connect each drive on a different IDE cable (and it doesnt matter if one is slave/master at all)

    thanks for that, i was doing it on one cable, but then someone advised me not to, as the hard drive would be running much slower than normal.

    I've got them both detected now, hard drive on channel 1 master
    CD Drive on channel 2 slave (missing a jumper so i cant set to master )

    but now it wont boot from my ubuntu disk

    any ideas why?

    Nick

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    but now it wont boot from my ubuntu disk

    any ideas why?

    Check the Boot Priority in the BIOS, it may be set to:
    FLOPPY
    HDD
    CDROM


    you want to change it so that CDROM is before ie:

    FLOPPY
    CDROM
    HDD



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    cheers for that


    i'll take a look later on, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    Check the Boot Priority in the BIOS, it may be set to:
    FLOPPY
    HDD
    CDROM


    you want to change it so that CDROM is before ie:

    FLOPPY
    CDROM
    HDD


    what he said...and dont worry about the CD being slave. Not an issue at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    what he said...and dont worry about the CD being slave. Not an issue at all.
    cheers again

    if it wasnt for you helping me yesterday...they both would still be slave drives...

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    also, will i need to change it back to HDD first after installing ubuntu on my machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Smith View Post
    also, will i need to change it back to HDD first after installing ubuntu on my machine?
    nope

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