Hardware Talk :: Extra Pin?

Dying to get a Damn Small Linux Frugal Install going here so I purchased a 2gig Sandisk Ultra 2 CF card and a 44-pin CF-IDE adaptor from FleaBay.

Unfortunately, when I offered it up to the laptop, there's a redundant pin on the adaptor which is blanked off...

What's this blanked off pin for?

Laptop is a ~96 Company Armada, same thing on an old Dell Latitude from the same era I have here?

Lil help? Do I just bend the pin back and cross my fingers? :D

only one? usually there are four pins for setting master/slave that don't connect...

Edit: You mean in the center of the adaptor, that is usually not there? It transfers nothing, so feel free to remove it.
Or just push it in, it won't hurt to have a hole in the laptop's ide end... For googling, it's pin 20 and usually removed to help show which way to put the ide cable

Here you go :)


Does anyone know which way these CF-IDE adaptors are orientated? Ie... same way up as the HDD? There's no markings on it to say which way up it should be (ie branding on the CF card facing 'up' the same was a HDD) or the other way around? I need to know which pin to cut :)

Tough one..

Were there any pics with that adapter connected?

Here's a pic:

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