Re: Install process hangs
Steve Urbach wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 21:19:51 -0500, churin <email@example.com>
>> Steve Urbach wrote:
>>> On Fri, 09 Mar 2007 10:35:37 -0500, churin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>> I found the cause of the problem. It is because I used other machine to
>>>> create partitions and that machine comes with a different IDE controller.
>>> Please tell us more...
>>> Was there something special about that controller (?RAID stripe...
>>> special Security,??)
>>> I have been moving "standard" (E)IDE drives around for years without
>>> having partition problems.
>> They are nothing special and are just plain IDE controllers. As long as
>> you are moving HDDs around within a same machine then there is no
>> problem. Please note I indicated "other" machine which was used to
>> partition the drive. "Different IDE controller" means, for example, VIA
>> IDE controller, NVidea IDE controller, etc. which are parts of a
>> motherboad chip set. I just carelessly moved around a HDD between two
>> machines whose combination was not suited for doing this.
> Between controllers is what I meant.
> Same drive has seen 3 or four DIFFERENT brands (and chipset's) of
> controllers, including a IDE drive USB case (and O/S w9x -> Vista with
> no problem.
> I have even changed Motherboards on a Netware 4.2 server (IDE drives)
> with no 'disk' issues (can we say network controller? :-/ )
> Each *controller* will need specific drivers for best performance, but
> it should run at the low level needed for partitioning.
> I have not seen a controller issue since we switched from the old 2
> cable ?Western Digital? system used in PC-XT and PC-AT (286).
Maybe I jumped into a false conclusion. What I did was partitioning a
HDD on a machine with NVidia chip set and moved the HDD to a machine
using VIA chip set where I needed to install W2K, WXP and WVT. I could
not install any of them but could after repartitioning it on the latter
You appear to indicate that HDD which is partioned by using a machine is
compatible with any other machine.
Then, could you think of any reason why the problem I experienced?