On 8/25/05, David <dlawley at gmail dot com> wrote:
> ah heck, dang gmail, thought I was responding to the list.. sorry
> folks for the direct email anyway ...
> Just waking up and it came to me.. even before the first cup of coffee ;)
> It has to do with some boot and some don't. Let see if I can find it
> again. But the info had to do with something about the internal makeup
> of the card, chipset I think..
I've only tried one adapter, and it was SFF IDE to CF (SFF IDE ==
laptop IDE). It wasn't detected at all by the system, but this was
also a Nokia IP110 embedded IPSO box meant to have a hard drive so I
figured it probably had something weird hard coded in its BIOS. Not
true though, somebody else with a different SFF IDE to CF adapter has
gotten one to boot and work fine. So there is something it doesn't
like about the particular one I have, though I don't have a clue what
that might be.
One thing to keep in mind, you may need to set the access mode to CHS
in the BIOS, as described here for a different piece of hardware.
The embedded firewalls that offer both a hard drive and CF slot
onboard typically must have that changed for some reason, so you might
run into the same.