Subject: Re: CD and Disk on same IDE channel
To: Paul Wain <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/04/1999 12:28:05
On May 3, Paul Wain wrote
> All,
> Quick question....
> Normally when I install a machine I tend to put 2 IDE disks on the same
> channel, and the ATAPI CDROM on another channel.
> However Im getting a new machine in a day or two which will end up with
> 3 HDs and an ATAPI CDROM in it. So a simple (I hope) question before I
> start: whats the best way to install a CD and HD on the same
> IDE channel? That is, if I make the CD the slave will all work or do I
> need to do it the other way around? (I remember something about this a
> few months back but cant recall what it was in the context of).

For such a config the CD needs to be slave (I read somewhere that some low-end
CD drives don't properly operate as master when another slave device is

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.