[mythtv-users] OT: fc2 problem with 3 hd's

Yan-Fa Li yanfali at best.com
Fri Oct 29 01:50:52 UTC 2004

YUCK.  If that's the case, many manufacturers have a DOS based tool 
which lets you set the maximum negotiated drive speed in the drive 
itself.  I know for a fact Maxtor has such a tool and like the others do to.


John Andersen wrote:
> On Thursday 28 October 2004 02:55, anders smith wrote:
>>I just encountered a problem yesterday where my otherwise well working
>>fc2/0.16/pvr250/wilsonet.com box based on a via c3 processor suddenly
>>wouldn't get past 'starting system loger' during boot.
>>The hd (maxtor 120gb diamondmax9) works fine in other myth box and was
>>registered by the bios in the new box, but... I tried with a IBM 70gb hd
>>and it booted fine...
>>Any idea what is happening?
>>The box has a c3 at 600mhz, s50mb ram, soyo 7vem MB...
> Some vintages of the Soyo Mobo can't handle drives that
> require 100meg bus or 133meg bus, and are limited to
> 33 and 66heb drives.  I had several Soyo based workstations
> that we could not find slow enough drives for after a while.

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