[rescue] Divide and conquer

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 24 16:15:22 CDT 2003

On Thu, 24 Jul 2003, Andrew Weiss wrote:

> > There are many, many PC's that boot without a monitor.  Many of them,
> > however, won't boot without a keyboard.
> All PC's boot without a monitor... it's old Macs that don't boot without
> a display on the sense pins... something that can be fooled with a Mac
> to VGA adapter.

I have at least one PC that doesn't boot without a monitor attached.

> All PC's I know of won't boot without a video card.  (I've heard there
> are rare exceptions, but most machines will just BEEP really loudly
> without a VGA adapter)

Many IBM servers that don't have built-in video will boot without a video

Peace...  Sridhar

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