onboard lan and master/slave issues with abit ic7

Discussion in 'Abit' started by lightbox, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. lightbox

    lightbox Guest

    I have recently installed the IC7 into one of our machines. I am
    having 2 problems...
    1. The CD-Rom drive has decided it wants to be the master and the hard
    drive is the slave. Doesn't seem right to me although it seems to work
    2. More importantly the bios doesn't seem to be registering the
    onboard lan. Could it be that perhaps there is no onboard lan on this
    mb? It says there is although it won't pick it up...

    I would be grateful to anyone who had any thoughts on this
    lightbox, Jun 24, 2004
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    Dion L Heap Guest

    IC7 has NO onboard lan, for that you need the IC7-G The IC7 comes with an
    IC7-G manual. Have you tried the jumpers on the drives? I take it you're
    using the IDE ports and not the sata?


    Dion L Heap
    Dion L Heap, Jun 24, 2004
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    patrickp Guest

    If you're using an 80 wire IDE cable, lightbox, which you should be,
    and have the drives set to Cable Select, which it is probably best to
    do, Master/Slave status is selected by the cable.

    You'll notice that one terminating connector is blue: this end plugs
    into the mobo socket. Of the other two connectors, one is black and
    one is grey: the device that you plug the black connector into will be
    set as master, and the device you plug the grey connector into will be
    set as Slave. Although cables with the black connector as the other
    terminator are usual, you can also get cables with a grey terminating

    If you have it set up like this and Master /Slave status is not what
    you would expect, I would suspect a faulty cable: try another one.

    I don't know what happens when you use the jumpers to select
    Master/Slave status and connect the cable so it conflicts: AFAIK using
    jumpers to select status is meant for 40 wire cables - and then you
    won't get the faster ATA modes, of course. But I would have thought
    that a conflicting configuration must at least cause problems; that's
    why it's recommended to set the jumpers to Cable Select and let the
    cable determine the status. HTH


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    patrickp, Jun 24, 2004
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    TomG Guest

    the IC7 does not have onboard LAN, I don't believe. The Abit web site shows
    a picture of the backplane with the RJ45 port but the text does not list the
    board having onboard LAN.

    Assuming you have the CD-ROM and hard drive on the regular (PATA) IDE
    channels and not SATA, then the master slave relationship is determined by
    jumpering and/or position on the cable with the master position of the cable
    being the end of the cable and the slave position being the middle
    connector. Blue connector to the motherboard.


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    TomG, Jun 24, 2004
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