Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2045 from 2003/6/4
IIRC the reason for the limit to only one device is in the printed specs of the 5200 ide controller. The specs say it is not designed to work with cables longer than 10 cm and a 2nd device.
The design intention for the 5200 was one ide device attached directly.
Enabling the driver to look for a 2nd device will probably not hurt much. Those few users that still have an Efika are probably competent enought to figure out if a 2nd device will lead to instability and - if so - detach the 2nd device again.
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