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Posted: Oct. 08 2003,19:40 QUOTE


I tried to do same with a disk out of a 486dx desktop and put it in to pentium II machine but machine would not recognise disk and fdisk kept giving errors when trying to access it.  I'd really like to get dsl running on this 486.  Any ideas?

What's a mobo?

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Posted: Oct. 09 2003,15:27 QUOTE

It could be the master/slave jumper that isn't set correctly if you installed it as the second disk. Or: early ide disks had some compatibility problems - they didn't like to coexist together with disks from other manufacturers. You could try do disconnect all other disks and only install the disk from your 486 and see if that works.

I would guess that a mobo is a motherboard.
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Posted: Oct. 09 2003,15:34 QUOTE

Since you're swapping hard drives, the jumpers (like above) might have been messed up, if you're changing it to be the primary in the PII, you'll have to have the jumper on the hard drive set to master. Also, a lot of older computers require that you have it plugged into the correct part of the cable (most IDE cables have plugs for 2 hard drives), you could also try switching that and see if it works

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