Re: Asrock 939Dual-SATA2 Motherboard Strangeness -- nVidia PCI IDs on C51 (GF61x0+nF4x0)
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Maurice Hilarius wrote:
Robert L Cochran wrote:Thanks Bryan. I guess I shouldn't have bought the Plextor. I've been wanting faster burn times for a long while now.I would disagree. It IS a good drive in all other aspects. However it is not a bootable device in the case of how you built your system. Fortunately there are other alternatives available. For people in your case I usually suggest installing a card reader device and using a CF card as a removable boot device. CF is ATA standard bootable, and virtually all modern motherboards support booting off such a device over USB interface.
Thank you. Plextor may be a good drive brand, but this drive doesn't work in my system. Fedora Core 4 can't recognize either a DVD or CD put in it. I can't boot off a DVD or CD either. The older DVD drive I had wanted to retire does work -- it has an IDE interface. I think at the very least the packaging material included with the drive should have stated the drive only works in a certain range of motherboards. The product description on the website of the vendor I bought it from should have said the same, too. This is dishonest and meant to increase sales. Now I'm in "wait" mode in order to get an RMA. That's $152.00 tied up with no return on investment for me. This has taught me to check further into compatibility for such products. I think SATA optical drives were discussed in earlier threads here. Pity I didn't pay attention to them. Bob Cochran -- amd64-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/amd64-list
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