[sclug] veeeerrrrryyyy looooong delay booting (initrd)

John Stumbles john at stumbles.org.uk
Fri Aug 11 19:01:39 UTC 2006

Will Dickson wrote:

> Some kind of hardware issue? It could be waiting for some kind of 
> handshake from the hardware, which isn't coming through. Is he using IDE 
> (PATA, not SATA) hard drives? In this case, it's important that the 
> jumpers on the drives are set correctly: if the actual situation on the 
> IDE bus isn't what the drives have been told, this can cause problems 
> (depends on the drive firmware; some are more tolerant than others).

You mean jumpers like master/slave/cable-select? That sounds most likely 
as he definitely changed them when trying to get a 2nd hdd to work.

John Stumbles

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