ATA Slave Devices

Aaron P. Martinez ml at
Thu Oct 28 17:13:42 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 13:04, Jim Chapman wrote:
> I have 2 devices that will not work as slaves. They are a CD-RW drive 
> and an IDE tape drive. They both work fine as masters. They give a message
> ATA identify retries exceeded
> during the boot.
> I have tried different combinations of masters and slaves and different 
> cables. The bios recognizes them as slaves.

In the do you ahve the devices defined?  have you tried to
set them instead of setting to auto?  

How do you have the jumpters set....both on these devices and the master

Do you always use the same master device or have you tried with a
different on?  
> Has anyone else experienced this problem?
> Thanks.

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