Master or Slave?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Corvette, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    Here's the thing, I'm going to install Linux on another HD. I'm going to boot it with a boot disk. Should the new drive be a master or a slave?
     
  2. Vector_One

    Vector_One Guest

    Doesn't matter. Either one.
     
  3. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    if the current hard drive you have is a master, and you plan to have the second on the same ide chain as the first, then the second will need to be set to slave.

    if you use the other ide channel so that the drive it by itself, it will need to be master.