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Installing cd drive to 486

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sgtriker, Nov 30, 2001.

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  1. sgtriker

    sgtriker Thread Starter

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    I would like to fit a cd rom drive in my sons 486 there is only 1 IDE socket i had a 486 with a cd rom which only had 1 IDE socket so i know that it can be done but am not sure if cd should be master or slave or wether i need to alter anything in the BIOS please help as i would like to get this computer up & running properly thanks
     
  2. brianF

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    The harddrive has to be master, the cdrom would be slave

    You would have to enable the primary slave ide and set it for either auto or cdrom
     
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