bsdlabel, now no boot

Walker zflyer at
Wed Mar 19 17:35:32 PDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM, David Kelly <dkelly at> 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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