|I just got this new motherboard, Gigabyte GA-M720-US3, but it only has 1 IDE slots on it... Before I use this I tried to connect either my ST380215A or my SONY DVD-RW DRU-190A using a IDE/SATA converter but the converter is not working. That IDE hard drive contains data for MS-DOS, NTLDR and XOSL to boot from the other drives.|
I already got 2 Seagate 160GB SATA, one for Windows and one for Linux, and it seems that if I plugged in the IDE/SATA converter the BIOS seems to have found it but is unable to recognize it since the POST takes a very long time during the SATA check.
And now when I plugged my hard drive to IDE port and my DVD-RW to the ATA8212-133R, the DVD-RW seems to be recognized since its ITE IT8212 BIOS loaded and detected it in the IDE scan. However I was unable to boot from it or load it in DOS via an ATAPI driver...
Since I just changed the board I'm not able to boot to other OS since some system devices has changed...
Is there anything I can do to make the DVD-RW bootable using an external PCI IDE controller? Besides, for that I set my DVD-RW to Cable Select.
EDIT: Actually that motherboard contains a FDD controller, and I'm not sure if there are ways to use that DVD-RW using a floppy boot. Also, I don't think I should plug my IDE card to the PCI controller since it's likely to make that hard disk a third drive, while that disk is supposed to be the first to boot.
Besides, I don't know how to change a product name to something that is not in the list.