New Disk and CDROM assigned same drive letter

New Disk and CDROM assigned same drive letter

Post by Dwight William Johns » Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:00:00

I am trying to install Walnut Creek Slackware 3.0 so that I can run it
in conjunction with Win95. I have a 486DX66 with Win95 running on the
compressed 350Mb primary C drive. It is nearly full. My CDROM is
assigned to the D drive. I have installed a secondary Quantum 1280Mb
Fireball. Microsoft fdisk wants to assign D to the new drive and when
it does I get a registry error in Win95 because the CDROM is already
assigned to D.

Until I can get the Quantum working and move some of my programs to
it, I can't decompress the C drive. Until I can decompress the C
drive, I can't install Linux because I have no ramdisk.

What is the best way to get there from here? How do I get the Quantum
drive installed so it doesn't conflict with the CDROM under Win95? How
do I change the drive assignment on the CDROM?

Thanks in advance,
Dwight Johnson


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The answer was staring me in the face. It was in setting the
bios in the Zeos Computer to disable "fast boot".
I did not have the doc on the computer and it was not obvious
of the significance of "fast boot".
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operation. Previously, the only way that I could get the system
to boot on the floppy was to disable the scsi function in the bios.
So, that was a Catch 22, situation.  I think that that bios could
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