Okay, I'm throwing this one out. I've got a Conner 1.2 gb HD that's
been running just fine in my system for a while now. 1 gig for DOS,
200 megs for Linux. I decided to up my Linux space recently, and
sunk $60 into a Conner 420. It's correctly jumpered for slave. I
slapped it into my Primary IDE chain and set the BIOS on it.
Autodetection worked fine. I exited BIOS and booted the machine. It
hung when it looked for the drive, then squaked with a "HD Controller
I hit 'F1' and resumed. Both LINUX and Win95 found the drive. I
fdisked it in Linux and used Win95 to format the DOS partition on it
(a fifty megger). No problem. Linux FDISK didn't report any
But when I went to use 'e2fsck' (the version shipped with Slackware
3.0) it dumped me out with a 'bad magic number' error and squabbled
something about the superblock. Eh?
Anyway, to get around the delay at boot I took the geometry out of
the BIOS, and the drive itself has been moved; it's now on my
secondary controller, slave to my CD-ROM master. (/dev/hdd1-hdd4)
Any thinks? Anyone?