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    Message at boot "Secondary Hard Disk Fail" But the

    This may not be just a linux question but......
    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?

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    Linux Enthusiast puntmuts's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Republic Banana
    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 .....

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