Difference between IDE drive and flash to IDE connector?
Got a weird one for you that I've come across while building and deploying an application onto compact flash.
I put the flash in an IDE to CF adaptor and into a removable IDE HDD carrier connected to hda. I copy my image onto the drive and make a boot floppy so that I can boot it, run lilo and complete the install.
Now with the same removable IDE HDD (containing the CF) connected to hda on the target, I boot from the floppy and successfully run lilo with no errors. If I remove the boot floppy and reboot the machine it all works, beautiful!
However, if I now remove the CF from the HDD carrier and place it in a IDE to CF adaptor directly on the hda connector lilo fails - lilo prompt flashes up and then causes a reset. In my mind this setup is identical to the previous setup (and both drives are set up to be the primary master), so what am I missing??
This problem is driving me nuts because it makes no sense! Any suggestions are welcome.