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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 9:58:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Yesterday, I added a Pacific Digital double layer DVD to my DELL Dimension 4100.
This machine has the A11 BIOS & SUSE 9.1 as it's OS. Currently the system
has: the following drives: a HD, a floppy, a CD r/w and the new DVD. I
need to be able to boot from this new DVD drive so I can load a SUSE Live
9.3 DVD.

When I boot SUSE 9.1 from HD the new DVD drive appears to be working correctly.
However, I can not run the SUSE 9.3 Live DVD from the new DVD drive.
Booting into Setup shows the following boot and drive info:

IDE Configuration Setup Screen:
Primary IDE Master Quantum Fireballp LM
Primary IDE Slave Not Installed
Secondary IDE Master Sony CD-RW CRX14
Secondary IDE Slave ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X

IDE Drive Configuration Screen:
1st boot device Floppy
2nd boot device ATAPI CDROM
3rd boot device IDE-HDD
4th boot device Disabled
The drive options on this screen are:
Floppy
ARMD-FDD
ARMD-HHD
IDE-HDD
ATAPI CDROM
MBA UNDI (Bus 000 Slot00)

Primary Master IDE 1st IDE
Primary Slave IDE 2nd IDE
Secondary Master IDE 3rd IDE
Secondary Slave IDE 4th IDE

I changed the IDE Drive Configuration to:
1st boot device Floppy
2nd boot device ATAPI CDROM
3rd boot device ARMD-HHD
4th boot device IDE-HDD
After this change I put the SUSE 9.1 factory CD into the DVD drive and tried
to boot from it. The machine continued to boot from the HD.

Question: Given the above info. can I add the new DVD to the machines
bootable devices? Thanks for any suggestions and/or ideas.

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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 9:58:31 PM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Try reversing the CD and the DVD. The 4100
only boots from the master IDE devices.

"nadaclue" <0nadaclue@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:p an.2005.06.26.17.58.29.405911@earthlink.net...
> Yesterday, I added a Pacific Digital double layer DVD to my DELL
> Dimension 4100.
> This machine has the A11 BIOS & SUSE 9.1 as it's OS. Currently the
> system
> has: the following drives: a HD, a floppy, a CD r/w and the new DVD. I
> need to be able to boot from this new DVD drive so I can load a SUSE
> Live
> 9.3 DVD.
>
> When I boot SUSE 9.1 from HD the new DVD drive appears to be working
> correctly.
> However, I can not run the SUSE 9.3 Live DVD from the new DVD drive.
> Booting into Setup shows the following boot and drive info:
>
> IDE Configuration Setup Screen:
> Primary IDE Master Quantum Fireballp LM
> Primary IDE Slave Not Installed
> Secondary IDE Master Sony CD-RW CRX14
> Secondary IDE Slave ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X
>
> IDE Drive Configuration Screen:
> 1st boot device Floppy
> 2nd boot device ATAPI CDROM
> 3rd boot device IDE-HDD
> 4th boot device Disabled
> The drive options on this screen are:
> Floppy
> ARMD-FDD
> ARMD-HHD
> IDE-HDD
> ATAPI CDROM
> MBA UNDI (Bus 000 Slot00)
>
> Primary Master IDE 1st IDE
> Primary Slave IDE 2nd IDE
> Secondary Master IDE 3rd IDE
> Secondary Slave IDE 4th IDE
>
> I changed the IDE Drive Configuration to:
> 1st boot device Floppy
> 2nd boot device ATAPI CDROM
> 3rd boot device ARMD-HHD
> 4th boot device IDE-HDD
> After this change I put the SUSE 9.1 factory CD into the DVD drive and
> tried
> to boot from it. The machine continued to boot from the HD.
>
> Question: Given the above info. can I add the new DVD to the machines
> bootable devices? Thanks for any suggestions and/or ideas.
>
!