5.2 IDE to SCSI upgrade

Harald Schmalzbauer h at schmalzbauer.de
Thu Feb 26 08:20:00 PST 2004

Am Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2004 13:52 schrieb J.D. Bronson:
> I need some help and it might not be related to FreeBSD, but I am hoping
> someone can offer me advise.
> I did a full install of 5.2 on IDE and still have the generic kernel.
> Fbsd sees my scsi card just fine :)
> (Adaptec 29160LP)+ IBM eServer X305
> ..Problem is, that when I fire up the machine with the scsi drive attached,
> it tries to boot off of that instead of the IDE drive...Well that drive
> still contains another *BSD ...
> I have tried to setup the IBM BIOS to boot off of DISK0 or DISK1 and
> nothing works....
> What can I do so that I can boot off the IDE with the SCSI drive attached!?
> ..from there, I can slice/dice and dump/restore and finish my conversion
> over to the SCSI drive...
> Any thoughts? - Thanks!

If the BIOSes are crappy, try a bootloader. I can recommend GAG since you can 
boot it from floppy without the need to touch any hard drive. Once you solved 
your problem, just remove the floppy or if you're happy with GAG install it 
on hd.
Link: http://gag.sourceforge.net/


>   -JDB
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