In the continuing saga, going for several days and many frustrating hours whilst I built
kernels and generally fumbled in confusion, being a Linux newbie...
Two kind souls out there in newsland today pointed out that the current IDE/ATAPI drivers in
Linux are unable to interface to a drive jumpered as a SLAVE device connected as the first
and perhaps only drive on the second IDE chain.
So, I moved the jumper and booted for the ba-zillionth time.
!!!!!WAH-LAH!!!!!!! Mounted, worked. Guess I'm not as stupid as I thought I was.
Gosh, everyone *knows* about the MASTER/SLAVE thang.
So, Linux gurus, please make this prominent in the FAQs, which I had scanned at length.
So, now I am off to loading Infomagic's stuff.
Looking for a good window manager - I use X/Motif at work.
Recommendations? Looking for something a bit, er, more sophisticated than fvwm.
Thanks again to the net'ers for the jumper help.