bsdlabel, now no boot
zflyer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 17:35:32 PDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM, David Kelly <dkelly at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> Yes, thats what is running now. Sadly I've already recycled the two SATA
> drives that came out and don't remember how they were configured that
> the PATA drive booted. Know I have used boot0cfg(8) in the past but
> don't recall if it was on this system. Using boot0cfg one can set the
> timeout to 0 so that the drive immediately hops to the next.
> However I'm thinking the Dell BIOS ignores the SATA drives during boot
> if the MBR is zeroed. With virgin SATA drives installed and enabled but
> not yet labeled the system booted off the PATA drive.
Thanks for that info.
IIRC, when I first installed a SATA with a PATA HD I got an 'operating
system not installed' message when the bios attempted to boot off
SATA, and it stops there.
The next time I need to rebuild at 400SC I'll try zeroing out the MBR.
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