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    Doesn't pick up old SATA drive...

    Hi
    I have a sata drive, with windows, all prog files etc. This in windows is partitioned into c:\ and d:\.

    I put in a new IDE (pata) drive, as I want to install Slackware 10.1 on it (and for it to load up only when i have a booting flopping in there for linux). Anyway, so i connect it all up, but it comes up with an error about it can't find a system disk, please insert one. I put in cd 1 of slackware in the cd drive and it worked, so for some reason it is ignoring my SATA drive. I disconeed my IDE drive, and now windows loads as normal

    what can I do to fix this?
    thanks

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    Check the BIOS boot order.

    Also, what motherboard you got?
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    Check the BIOS boot order doesn't have SCSI before IDE-0, CDROM or both.
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