[iyonix-support] 2nd harddrive problems

  • From: Terry Swanborough <terry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: iyonix-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 20:54:33 GMT


I am currently trying to add a second drive to my Iyonix

I have tried to drives in the machine so far :-
Samsung SP1203N    120GB
Seagate ST340810a   40GB

I have tried connecting both drives in the follow ways:-

The currently installed disc is set to be a master
so I have tried installing either of these discs as slaves off of the 
same ribbon connector.

I have also tried disconnecting the DVD RW with is on the other ribbon 
cable and attaching the drives as masters but each time I get the same 
result, the Iyonix boots and reads OK off the original disc and gets 
to the Iyonix RISC OS5 startup banner and the hour glass just shows.

I have tried leaving the machine in this state for quite a while to 
see if it times out but no luck so far.

Both drives were installed in a Win XP machine if this makes any 

It would just have been handy to have a backup of the system local to 
the Iyonix in case of disaster, has anyone got any ideas.

I assume that the detection system for drives is automatic on the 

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