I have a GTC unit. I purchased the header and cable from badflash to install an internal Hard drive. The soldering went well, and I have good continuity from all the solder pads to the connecter pins. I have a Hitachi 4GB laptop drive that I just formated and installed win 98 on (using my desktop and a connector).
When I power up the GCT with just the flash card, it works fine.
When I attach the hard drive, all I get is the gatway screen, and the hard drive isn't spinning up. I originally attached the hard drive without win98, and I got the gateway screen and a few characters in the upper left of the screen, but that was it.
I have read all of the other similar stories here, and I had a couple of questions...
Does anyone have a list of hard drives that have been found to be compatible with this machine?
If I use an external powersupply for the drive, should I cut any of the pins off of the header that supply power (or ground)?
What else should I do to the drive to help the machine see it? I mean, is just 'format d: /u/s' and installing win98 enough, or do I need: special drivers, jumper setting, etc.
Thanks for taking the time to help with my problems,