LAST EDITED ON Aug-10-02 AT 05:28 AM (EDT)
That Master / Slave switch is like a Master / Slave jumper on a Desktop drive.
It does not change anything in CMOS, but in Rank of drives.
Your harddrive is allways a Master.
Setting the CD-Rom drive as a Master would lock your system during POST when they are connected to the same cable.
Leave that one to SLAVE if lockup occours.
You are running something like Windows?
That meight be the problem.
Most commonly, if you want to burn a bootable CD-ROM it asks for a bootable floppy disk. (Do NOT use an already existing bootable image on your harddrive since it meight NOT contain the drivers for CD-ROM!).
Can that floppy disk access a CD-ROM drive in a Desktop PC when you start from it? (MUST be, otherwise NOT OK)
Also the bootable floppy disk should recognise FAT-32 drive partitions! Otherwise you cannot store anything from the CD on your laptop's harddrive.
There should be some drivers on it like mscdex.exe and ***cd.sys
This should also be activated in Autoexec.bat and config.sys
If no success at all, mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
I will sent you an image of a generic bootable floppy disk with access to ~90% of the existing CD-ROM drives.
The accompanying program will put it on a floppy disk, so you can use that disk instead.
If it is a special system disk with 80 Kb free space on it, sent me the autoexec.bat and config.sys of that disk.
I will modefy them and accompany the drivers for it.
Copy them back tot hat disk and you can use that to make a bootable CD with acces to the datasession. (Where the BIOS upgrade and LS-120 drivers should be stored)
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