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Seltox

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Hey. First, here's my system specs:

Processor - 3.4GHz Pentium D
Video Card - XFX GeForce 8800GT Alpha Dog
Motherboard - abit IP35-PRO
Memory - 2x1gb DDR2 PC6400 Corsair Micro 800MHz Dual Channel
Power Supply - Corsair HX-620W
Harddrive - Samsung 200gb PATA
DVD burner - ASUS PATA

Okay, my problem. I just got heaps of new hardware (everything but processor, dvd burner and HDD). I've been having all sorts of problems trying to get Windows up though.

I was going to use the 200gb Seagate SATA hdd from my parents old computer (they just bought a new Dell laptop). When I opened up the computer to get it though, it turns out that it had been siliconed in and junk - and I refuse to use tape or silicon or anything in my computer (meaning i'll be buying a new SATA hdd soon). Just for now I really want to get windows up and running on my old PATA, so I can test out the video card and stuff before I miss my chance to return them.

My motherboard has 6 SATAII ports, but only a single PATA. I am running my HDD and dvd off of this, with the dvd in slave, hdd in master. I booted up with a Ubunut 7.10 live cd and partitioned my hdd using GParted (Linux's partitioning tool). I then formatted the first partition to FAT32 (I'll format the rest later in Windows itself).

So I have my HDD in about 5 partitions, with one (15gb) formatted to FAT32. Problem now is that when I put in my DOS boot cd, or just my 98SE boot cd (to get to DOS) I get an error. With the DOS boot cd, I get this.

CD-ROM Device Driver for IDE (Four Channels Supported)
©Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1993-1996
Driver Version : V340
Device Name : BANANA
No Drives found, aborting installtion

Device driver not found: 'BANANA'.
No valid CDROM device drivers selected.


When I try to start the Windows 98SE install I get this

Device driver not found: 'OEMCD001'
No valid CDROM device drivers selected

The Windows 98 setup files were not found.


So i'm presuming It's a problem with my cd drive. The odd part about it is that when I put in the 98SE install, it goes through the install, and I get to the DOS screen. I have access to the A: here, where the temp files are stored (right?) But I cannot access the H: (which should be my dvd burnder c,d,e,f,g are all different partitions).

I need to be able to boot up into DOS, then switch to my XP Professional cd and start the winnt.exe file.
But I can't get access to the dvd's drive :). Is this because the dvd drive is in the slave? will putting it in master help? I'm planning on buying a new SATA hdd and a new SATA cd-rom, but I really need to get this system up and running as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance,
Seltox.
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