|Ace, thanks for some good input. You're right, I need to get more specific.|
It could be 2 but I suspect 3 because you said this is the second drive you had in this system and I am guessing that you had similar problems with your other drive.
---Actually no. Both are just spare working units that were laying around the boneyard, that I decided to put together. The PC originally had a fully functional WinXP hard drive that got repurposed somewhere else in the vast universe of junk I call home.
You probably thought it was a bad drive when in actuality it was your drive controller that was failing.
--- Not a bad thought. But it still seems wacky that SUSe talked to my drive just fine and yet cannot be found during startup now. I'll sock the cables down more firmly when I get home.
But while I'm at it, I may as well just blow up the installation and start over again (TV sucks tonight anyway). Before I do anything else and before I even try to get an OS installed, what should I do to get the BIOS to recognize that this drive is connected? U think something on the Ultimate Boot CD might be of help?