[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Lilo Q


On my ASUS P5A/B board, the only way I could get the promise card's first drive
(hde) recognized as the drive to boot off of was to manually set the IDE hard
dives in the BIOS to none, even though I did indeed have hard drives installed
in those positions. Linux of course doesn't care  so once LILO booted off of
/dev/hde all drives were available. The only position I left at AUTO in the BIOS
was /dev/hdc since that was my CDROM. The problem appears to be that the BIOS is
setting the first drive it finds as the boot drive and since the promise card's
BIOS doesn't come into play until after the motherboards BIOS it's too late for
the promise drive to be the boot drive if the motherboard has already found one.

Not sure if an installed SCSI drive would react the same way, but it might.

Hope some of this helps


"Alice M. Pinard" wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Jun 2002, Alvin Oga wrote:
> >
> > hi ya alice
> >
> > yeah...you can ignore the "/dev/hde1 is not the first disk" noise maker..
> >
> > but, you have to confirm that you can boot from /dev/hde, /dev/hdf, ...
> >       - move that linux disk to /dev/hdd temporarily to
> >       see if it will boot off hdd
> I don't see how I could do that.... the whole reason I have the hard drive
> on the Promise ultra is that it's a 60g hd and reportedly with even the
> most up to date bios available for my mb it will only see 32g
> wouldn't putting a hd that it can't see all of be a problem? I'd be afraid
> that it could get corrupted if I tried to boot on it under those
> conditions
> btw, if it helps any, in the process of all this I've discovered that my
> motherboard is an asus tpx4 and my bios is a 109l (I can't decide if the
> 'award modular bios v4.51g' is a red herring or somehow relevant... but
> the 109l shows up where the asus site says to look for the bios version)
> (well, just checking if any bells are ringing for anyone out there)
> I did go to the asus ng to see if they had any ideas on whether the tpx4
> is even capable of booting from an offboard controller but those who
> responded so far seemed a bit confused by the concept of a linux boot
> process and told me to check my 'boot files'. I think they're thinking
> about windows but I figured I'd doublecheck on whether it was possible
> lilo might still be the culprit after all
> >
> > - check your bios ... that you have hde listed
> >
> I'm not sure what you mean here.
> The onboard controller knows about the devices connected to it. During
> bootup the Promise card is detected and in the processs shows that it has
> detected the 60g hd is attached to it. If the mb's bios is having a
> problem it would seem to in recognizing that the Promise card has its own
> bios that I want boot control handed over to
> > or move it around to be hda..
> >
> > c ya
> > alvin
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 8 Jun 2002, Alice M. Pinard wrote:
> >
> > > As I'm continuing to try and troubleshoot a hd that doesn't seem to want
> > > to boot (promise ultra card, 60g hd) I just wanna doublecheck one thing
> > ...
> >
> >
> --
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-request@lists.debian.org
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org


Powered by the Penguin

To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-user-request@lists.debian.org 
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmaster@lists.debian.org

Reply to: