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- Mar 2005
Message at boot "Secondary Hard Disk Fail" But the
I have just installed Linux on a second ide hard drive set as slave to secondary.
When i boot up from cold (after machine has been switched off) before it gets to the Bootloader it comes up with a message "secondary hard disk fail" If i then hit the f1 button all i get is then a load of 1's and 0's. However the system works fine if i hit the reset button. The second hard drive is automatically recognisd.
Can i change a setting somewhere so that this doesn't happed if i boot up from cold?
This could be wrong cabling / jumpers. Probably a hardware related problem. But Linux does not need your drive to be recognized in the bios (if you do not boot from it) , so it could be harmless.
Check the cable connection, check and try other jumper settings, switch the IDE cable connector to the other one.I\'m so tired .....