[rescue] Booting SATA on an old BIOS

Goten goten at squad-wars.com
Wed Dec 8 13:09:13 CST 2004

I've tried the SCSI option... Actually, I've tried HDD-0, HDD-1, HDD-2, 
and USB-CDROM. I think it's down to the fact that a) my BIOS sees the 
SATA controller as a "Mass storage device" as opposed to a SCSI 
controller or SATA controller. Ideally I'd get my hands on a current (or 
at least within the last 6 months) BIOS, because there would at least be 
the chance of getting a SATA option...

And I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "option ROM"...

Kevin wrote:

>The only two options that i have seen work with SATA controllers
>have been:
>1. Boot from option ROM
>2. Boot from SCSI, assuming that there are no "real" SCSI
>controllers present.
>As usual, i could be wrong but, if you don't have either of these
>options available to you, i don't see how you could accomplish
>On Tue,  7 Dec 2004 22:26:18 +0000
>goten at squad-wars.com wrote:
>>I've been trying for the past few days to get my new SATA drive
>>(80GB SATA150 Seagate 7200RPM Barracuda) to boot without an IDE
>>drive in the system. My BIOS has no settings that want to work
>>with booting the SATA drive (it's a PCI controller, not an
>>on-motherboard controller).
>>So far, I've managed to get my BIOS a year closer to current
>>(now it's 16/01/2003 rather than 19/07/2002), which didn't get
>>me anything other than the ability to boot from USB...
>>I really don't want to have an IDE drive in the system (other
>>than my CD/RW and DVD drives, that is)... For reference, here
>>are my PC specs:
>>CPU Type: Intel Celeron 4, 1700 MHz (17 x 100)
>>Motherboard Name: Soltek SL-85MIV(-L)  (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM,
>>Audio, Video) Motherboard Chipset: VIA VT8751 Apollo P4M266
>>System Memory: 640 MB  (DDR SDRAM)
>>BIOS Type: Award (01/16/03)
>>Video Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200  (128 MB)
>>3D Accelerator: nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
>>Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB]
>>Audio Adapter: VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller
>>IDE Controller: VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
>>SCSI/RAID Controller: Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATALink
>>Controller Disk Drive: Maxtor 2F030J0  (30 GB, 5400 RPM,
>>Ultra-ATA/133) Disk Drive: ST380013 AS SCSI Disk Device  (80
>>GB, 7200 RPM, Serial-ATA/150) Optical Drive: ATAPI CDRW 52X32 
>>(52x/32x CD-RW) Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B 
>>(16x/48x DVD-ROM) Network Adapter: D-Link DFE-528TX PCI Adapter
>>Any ideas would be good.
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