Supermicro boards also have that "feature" where the secondary IDE controller is to be used for
----- "Michel Servaes" <michel at mcmc dot be> wrote:
> When the CF card is in your Dell machine, did you already try to
> Windows XP (or Linux) on it (not entirely, but just to see if the OS
> recognizes the space).
> I already tried to install monowall in an USB card reader, which also
> worked fine (the bios had support for booting USB drives).
> You also might try the second IDE controller... as already mentioned,
> don't know the setup of a Dell - but I already came accross a system
> sharing the SATA/PATA config (MSI motherboard) that the first IDE
> controller would't boot because it was scanning for SATA devices at
> same time...
> Klaus Ade Johnstad wrote:
> > Tirsdag 26 august 2008 18:56, skrev Michel Servaes:
> >> How do you connect the CF card ?
> >> Do you use a cardreader, or an ATA/CF convertor ? If using a
> >> convertor, you might check the voltage on the adaptor itself if it
> >> matches the CF card or not... (I have a 3.3V / 5V jumper on my
> >> convertor, so I was thinking that you maybe have the same ?)
> > I'm conecting using a IDE/CompactFlash adapter from PC Engines. The
> > adapter with card in a different machine work just fine.
> >> Does the CF card get recognized at all, when powering up your Dell
> >> have no knowledge about Dell computers, but at the end, they are
> >> practically all the same).
> > Yes, it's recognized in the Dell gx260 BIOS.