hang on startup when 2nd HDD added
Posted on 2005-05-14
I have an IBM A50 8084 to which I'm trying to add a second hard drive. Whenever I plug it in and start it up, it hangs on the IBM splash screen.
I've tried setting the drives' jumpers to Master / Slave configuration and to Cable Select, but no matter what configuration I try, whenever the slave drive is attached, the system won't boot.
Also tried putting the drive on a different IDE channel to the main HDD, as a slave to the CD-ROM, but the same thing happened.
The second drive is known to be working.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks for any help!