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    Raw Wave RoyN's Avatar
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    UltraII and logcsupply (tried 2 cards, same model, on both the plugin style adapter as well as the adapter that has a IDE plug).... Already updated bios to latest available beta, absolutely no effect
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    what cable you using? 40 conductor cable or new ATA style 80 conductor cable? i think this might be the same problem I was having when I first started all this. you have to use the older style cables. also, you're formatting the drive as FAT32?

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    Hey SFiorito,

    I really hope your patience isnt running out on me.... I'm really sorry for all these problems mate...

    I will check what cable it is (they are normal IDE cables AFAIK)... however one of the CF-IDE adapters I'm using (the one i'm using for most of the tests) is a direct plugin into the Mobo...

    I initially formatted and created the partition with MS-DOS 6.22 bootdisk using FAT (not FAT32) on another computer, but when I try to boot or access (fdisk or even "c:" or whatever letter I try) I cant access, or when I try to run FDISK i get "Unable to read physical drive" (something to this effect - im far from the machin ATM_
    Roy

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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    no, my patience isn't running out...

    your BIOS harddrive settings are all set to AUTO right? i'm trying to think of what else it could be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyN
    Hey SFiorito,

    I really hope your patience isnt running out on me.... I'm really sorry for all these problems mate...

    I will check what cable it is (they are normal IDE cables AFAIK)... however one of the CF-IDE adapters I'm using (the one i'm using for most of the tests) is a direct plugin into the Mobo...

    I initially formatted and created the partition with MS-DOS 6.22 bootdisk using FAT (not FAT32) on another computer, but when I try to boot or access (fdisk or even "c:" or whatever letter I try) I cant access, or when I try to run FDISK i get "Unable to read physical drive" (something to this effect - im far from the machin ATM_
    Try to set your C/H/S manually, identical to how the other booting pc detects them, sometimes it helps...

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    I'm going to try the C/H/S settings copying them from the other machine... I had tried tweaking some stuff like turning Large Blocks on and off, 32bit access on and off, but nothing seems to make much difference...

    Another thing I noticed... If I use a newer FDISK (the one that asks you when you start it if you want to allow large blocks or not) I see the drive, create the partition, but when I reboot no partition has been created, and if I go into this FDISK again it shows the drive, but shows it as "no partitions"....
    Roy

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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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