Bootup takes 10 minutes -- GETTING WORSE
On Mon, 09 Jun 1997 14:31:02 -0400, "D. Schreiber"
I had a problem similar to this. My CD-ROM was configured as the
master for its IDE bus, and the HDD was slave. All dandy-fine, except
that the manufacturer of the CD-ROM apparently doesn't know how to
implement IDE mastering. The bus kept getting reset, introducing
delays of up to 40 seconds per. My OS would sometimes recognize the
CD, sometimes not, and things were a pain. Setting the CD to slave and
the HDD to master fixed the problem completely.
Also, at work a SCSI-based system had some problems like this that
turned out to be a bad connector on the SCSI cable.