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P-II ASUS box won't boot another drive

Hello all,

I bought an 8 GB drive for my P-II so that I don't have to scrimp so
much when installing (see previous theads).  I also found a 1.1 GB
drive.  The box used to have an 8 GB drive that died last year.

This computer seems very picky over what drives it will actually boot.
The origional 8 GB and the new 8GB drive are the same WD.  The 1.1 GB is
also a WD.  Of the drives, it will only boot an 850 MB Quantum.

I tried all the different geometry settings (NORMAL, LBA, LARGE) and
reinstalled Etch and OpenBSD each time.  No boots.  Put in the 850 MB,
install Etch, boots OK.

Has anyone run into this before?  My IBM PS/ValuePoint 486 will boot
all of the drives no problem.

As it is now, my 486 has the two WD drives so has lots of room for OBSD
(since Etch won't install).


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