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Secondary IDE controller not working on 2466-4M

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Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 29, 2004 4:16:24 PM

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Hello, all,

For years I didn't need it, but yesterday I tried to install a
DVD-burner on my trusty S2466-4M's secondary IDE controller and it wasn't
found. OK, I figured, probably the new cable is bad, so I checked it with
a known good cable. No dice, the drive doesn't appear. Hmmmm. Check the
BIOS options: both controllers ARE turned on, and even setting the BIOS to
explicitly turn on the secondary controller doesn't do anything. Are
there any known gotcha's on this board for this sort of a problem? I'm
running the 4.06 BIOS.

Thanks,
Scott
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
September 30, 2004 9:34:09 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.tyan (More info?)

<NsdoO (at) S.visiP.AcomM> wrote in message
news:415aa798$0$99420$a1866201@newsreader.visi.com...
> Hello, all,
>
> For years I didn't need it, but yesterday I tried to install a
> DVD-burner on my trusty S2466-4M's secondary IDE controller and it wasn't
> found. OK, I figured, probably the new cable is bad, so I checked it with
> a known good cable. No dice, the drive doesn't appear. Hmmmm. Check the
> BIOS options: both controllers ARE turned on, and even setting the BIOS to
> explicitly turn on the secondary controller doesn't do anything. Are
> there any known gotcha's on this board for this sort of a problem? I'm
> running the 4.06 BIOS.
>
> Thanks,
> Scott
>

You may need to play around with the master/slave settings on the DVD
burner. My pioneer A04 will detect if it's the master but takes about 30
seconds (takes the same time wether there is a slave present or not), it
wont detect if it's a slave by itself yet detects instantly if it's the
slave with something else connected to the master. This happens on both
primary and secondary controllers for me. You could also test the controller
is working by moving the cable you have in the Primary to the Secondary
connector and see that it then detects those devices OK.

Michael S.
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