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Can't see 2 drives

Posted on 2004-08-23
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on a recently acquired G3 I would like to reinstall OS 9, however I am having trouble with the drive configuration.  depending on which ATA port on the motherboard I plug a device into I can only boot to that device.  meaning having both a CDROM and HHD, i can boot to either but once the system has loaded I cannot see the other.  both were working when I got the machine, but perhaps my fiddling has messed something up.  I can boot to the original HHd but then i cannont see the CDROM, or I can boot to the CDROM but then I can't see the HHD.  I've change the cables and confirmed that everything has power.  is there something that I may be missing?
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Which device is set to master and which to slave?
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Each is a master on it's own channel.
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Are you sure? Set one to slave, or try putting them both on the same bus, with one slaved.
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The rev. a beige g3's do not support slave drives. If you have one of these, make sure both the drives are master on it's own ide channel.
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yes, it is the beige G3. Each of the drives is a master on it's own channel.  I haven't been able to revisit this issue this week but I will doulble check that both are set to master on their respective channels.  
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