[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Wed May 3 21:03:01 CDT 2006

Wed, 03 May 2006 @ 16:06 -0400, der Mouse said:

> To a certain extent, it actually turned out to be true.  I have a disk
> that won't work with that machine without careful setup.  I have to
> explicitly tell the BIOS there is nothing there; if I let the BIOS
> touch that drive at all, the BIOS wedges.  But if I tell the BIOS
> there's nothing there and boot from somewhere else, the kernel finds it
> fine and everything works.  Annoying.

In other words, you have a broken BIOS, and your problem has nothing to
do with PCs in general.

I have had a couple of Suns that had the same problem.

Really, most such problems shouldn't happen, but I've seen PCs and UNIX
machines both with some really stupid things in them.  

It boggles the mind because you would think after all these years we'd have
the simple stuff done right.

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["The trade of governing has always been
monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of
mankind.  -- Thomas Paine"]

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