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How could I figure whats master/slave without opening the case?

 

How can you switch them without opening the case?

 

If you were to boot in verbose mode, the error would be "waiting for root device". Waiting root device means that the system is being confused about where the boot drive is. If you have extra external drives plugged in, unplug them. If you have a flash drive plugged in, unplug it. Make the drive system as simple as possible - only the target hard drive and the source DVD drive. Disconnect all others. SATA can also be a problem. And as stated, try switching your drives. You have to change something to get passed this problem.

 

While you're at it, tell us about your system so we can see if there is some other problem.

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How can you switch them without opening the case?

 

If you were to boot in verbose mode, the error would be "waiting for root device". Waiting root device means that the system is being confused about where the boot drive is. If you have extra external drives plugged in, unplug them. If you have a flash drive plugged in, unplug it. Make the drive system as simple as possible - only the target hard drive and the source DVD drive. Disconnect all others. SATA can also be a problem. And as stated, try switching your drives. You have to change something to get passed this problem.

 

While you're at it, tell us about your system so we can see if there is some other problem.

 

 

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i have this same problem but i am using a Toshiba Laptop A75-S226, any recommendations on what i should do next?

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