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IBM hard drive won't support a 2nd HDD

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Fitted an IBM (thru a removable caddy) which is partitioned into 6 equal partitions - all on FAT 16. Works fine by itself. When I insert a 2nd HDD (as secondary master or primary slave), I get loads of errors (registry probs, corrupt file probs - usually Win95 doesn't succeed in loading, and sometimes I can't even get to raw DOS Vers.7). If I remove the 2nd drive it is as if nothing is wrong. Everything works properly again. The IBM works fine as a slave on the primary or as master on the secondary - as long as its not the boot drive. Can anyone help me get to the bottom of this please?
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It's your drive-letters which get changed,
i.e., the "primary" partition on the first drive stays as 'C:',
while the "primary" partition on the second drive becomes 'D:',
and what previously was 'D:' (the first logical drive in the
extended partition on the old disk) becomes 'E:'.
All the other drive-letters also get "shuffled".

Delete the "primary" partition on the *NEW* drive,
and define an "extended" partition on it,
and create logical drive(s).  They will be assigned
"later" drive-letters, i.e., the letters following
your current D/E/F/G/H drive, and your CD-ROM will
move to a new drive-letter.







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Thanks for the tip otto, It is true that my drive letters do shuffle around but i do still have a problem. I did as you suggested and had the second hdd partitioned as extended only and it did move it to last letter(before cd) but the only way I could get to see all the drives is to either boot from a floppy or take both drives out of the caddies ie as if they normally would be installed non removable. I had trouble with the caddies from the outset of this exercise and I'll put it to a bad experience, there is definately an incompatibility with the Ibm hdd and the caddy setup/motherboard. But I'll get around it another way thanks for the tip anyway.
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The latest IBM Fix Packs for OS/2 Warp 3 and Warp 4
add much support for "removable" devices.
It may be worth the effort to download and install a Fix Pack.

See: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/products/os2/fixes/
and select the '3' or '4' directory.

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Thanks again.
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Of course, if you are _NOT_ running OS/2, please ignore my comments.
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