My system specs:
MSI MS-6380 LE Motherboard
AMD Athlon T-bird 1.2Ghz CPU
512MB DDR SDRAM
GeForce2 MX AGP video card w/ 64MB RAM
Aureal Semiconductor AU8810 Vortex Digital Sound Card
20GB WD IDE HD (My System Drive)
60GB IBM IDE HD (My "data" disk)
Samsung 52X CD-ROM (this was swapped with...)
MSI 52x32x52x CD-RW
No floppy drive
Over the weekend, I decided to swap the CD-RW that was in my windows box with my CD-ROM in my linux box. I thought the process would be pretty straight-forward as both drives were the secondary-masters. Boy was I wrong!!!
As soon as the switch was made, the BIOS on my linux box failed to recognized my HDs! Thinking that I may have been mistaken in the jumper settings, I rechecked those. Still not recognized. I tried setting all the jumpers to "cable-select" with still no luck. Same thing with switching cables.
A few times after a LONG wait my drives would be recognized and linux would boot, but it would lock up shortly thereafter.
Finallly, late last night, as a last resort I switched drives back and everything WORKED!
I can't understand what the problem was. Does anyone have any ideas? I'm a little concerned as I was planning on purchasing a DVD-RW for the linux box in the near future.
EDIT: I know this isn't a linux problem, but I was hoping someone whould have some ideas.