Mucking with other drive
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Thu Mar 17 22:48:15 PST 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Eric
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 3:30 PM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: Jerry McAllister; CARRIE WUERFEL; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Mucking with other drive
> > PC bioses only let you boot off of drive C. If you install this
> > other drive as drive D then during the installation FreeBSD is going
> > to have to write a boot loader onto C so that when the PC boots
> > it will load the boot loader, which will then load the FreeBSD system
> > off drive D.
> This is not a limitation of PC BIOSen in general.
Yes, it is.
> As a for-instance,
> I have a PC that will let me boot off of any of the 8 ide hard disks
> that it has attached to its mobo.
So do I, it has an onboard ide raid controller as well. This is starting
to get more common in the very latest systems, maybe the last 2 years of
manufacture. But the majority of them out there are still stuck with
booting from the first disk.
This is one area where the name brand pc's have lagged behind, the cloner
seem to have had this feature longer
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