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Subassy, you missed messing around with IDE jumper settings.
Why would you need to do this? Pretty much every IDE device supported Cable Select and came this way as default from the factory, so it's plug and play. There were really only issues to do with 8GB & 137GB caps that needed jumpering, and that's no different to the initial SATA 3Gb/s devices that needed to be jumpered for use on older controllers...
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i miss screwing around with jumpers... As far as building a little home server goes, it can be complex, but honestly everything you need to know is readily available online. I worked with a server tech specialist not too long ago and I swear he spent more time on google when doing a job than he did implementing the instructions he found haha. In any case if you only want to fileshare then just add the system to your homegroup and configure an FTP. If you secure your system properly, then security really shouldnt be much of an issue, just forward a port for the system and the ftp client and the likelyhood of anyone getting in there and screwing around is pretty damn slim. But remember that if your on a dynamic ip, you are going to want a dns to give to your friends unless you plan on firing them a new ip all the time
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Why would you need to do this? Pretty much every IDE device supported Cable Select and came this way as default from the factory, so it's plug and play. There were really only issues to do with 8GB & 137GB caps that needed jumpering, and that's no different to the initial SATA 3Gb/s devices that needed to be jumpered for use on older controllers...
It's just an extra thing you can miss when (re)building a rig. And it was an absolute ***** to get ESXi to work with, and boot from an IDE array without a CDRom drive.

@Cyrrek: I can second this, although I must express my love for HP and IBM rackservers. Their servers have VERY helpful diagrams on the inside of the case panel, and both have some sort of "lightpath" indicating errors and conflicts.
    
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It's just an extra thing you can miss when (re)building a rig. And it was an absolute ***** to get ESXi to work with, and boot from an IDE array without a CDRom drive.

@Cyrrek: I can second this, although I must express my love for HP and IBM rackservers. Their servers have VERY helpful diagrams on the inside of the case panel, and both have some sort of "lightpath" indicating errors and conflicts.
Yeah, I've spent a little bit of time with those kind of machines before our business upgraded to a new supermicro setup. They are damned sweet, but the reality is that those kind of setups are expensive and really meant for "real" servers. little home servers like we are talking about here I actually like to call "Client Boxes" haha. Little to no redundancy and basically there to run clients. I plan on building an "Enthusiast 'Client Box'" sometime this year just for fun! I'll do a build guide if/when that happens!
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Are you trying to set up just a basic network or in windows 7 know as a homegroup or wan, or a Domain which is actually controlled by server software? The differences are:
The main applications of Homegroup is to enable sharing between multiple computers and the administrator of this can set up permissions to monitor what is shared between users on the network. This function can also be used to connect to printers that are connected to another computer on your network or that have wireless capibilities.
Setting up a server does accomplish similar tasks but a good server software such as server 2008 will usually cost you around $999. Server is a great use of software and i can help you set it up if thats the way you want to go. A server on a network has the highest level permissions and allows you to override any administrator serves that you have conntected to your domain.
I hope this gave you some insite into what you hope to do. If you require assistance in setting up your network just post. Goodluck mate
Good server software is 100% free and open source actually. If you are paying for it, it's probably worse as well as more money.
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