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Can't seem to hit the right combo in the BIOS to allow the IDE optical drive to be seen along with 3 SATA (non-RAID) hard drives. Have loaded CentOS as a netinstall with the optical drive, set up "software RAID" as RAID1, thought it to be a Linux issue but now see the optical drive is "missing" in the boot sequence, too. Linux doesn't "see" it 'cause the MACHINE doesn't recognise it.

Anyone familiar with this Phoenix BIOS to give us a leg up? I'd flash the thing but it means finding a FD and load a Microsoft O/S to DO it... :mad:
 

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Thanks for the rapid response!

That's the frustrating bit. It allows only: "SATA =Enabled/Disabled" and to allow "AUTO" or "CD-ROM" (and a few other irrelevant choices) for what's on the IDE bus. Disabling SATA obviously disallows the O/S install to be seen.

I now have the BIOS "seeing" the optical drive by defining it as "CD-ROM" (as opposed to "AUTO") in the selections menu. The CentOS install ~still~ doesn't recognise it, sooo.... I'm now in the wrong forum. :rolleyes:

...and back to Square One...

<slithers off to the Linux section>
 
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