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Booting off of a SCSI drive with IDE drive installed

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I know a decent amount about computers, but scsi is pretty
new to me.  I have an adaptec 2940UW scsi controller and
a Seagate Baracuda 4.3GB drive.  The drive is currently
sitting on channel 0 and the card is on 7.  First of all
is this a good configuration?

I currently boot off of the Baracuda.  I want to add a Seagate Medalist 850MB drive to the system on the primary
ide controller.  Should this be set as master or slave?  When I boot the system in either configuration the ide drive is the one that is booted, but there is nothing bootable about it.  How do I get the system to boot off of the scsi drive?  Is there a bios setting that I need to check or is it a jumper or setting on the scsi controller?  

If it helps any I have a Gateway Pentium II 266 with 64MB or ram.  Thanks for your time in answering.
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Dear cdeckard,

sorry, put ide-drives always come first in a PC-boot-process. Your setup is alright. If you need your ide-drive, simply put a bootmanager at the beginning of it and boot the scsi-device from there.

the settings are right,
I have scsi and the same controller

tabit
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The bootmanager does not necessarily be at the beginning of the ide-drive, its enough to have the bootmanager as the active partition. Details? simply comment to my probosed answer.

yours

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proposed answer ;-)

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Thanks for the help.  I eventually figured it out on my own, but I am glad that you reassured what I was thinking.  I reinstalled the system so that NT's boot loader now sits on the ide drive while all of the system files are on the scsi drive.

Thanks again.
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