[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Thu May 4 18:07:16 CDT 2006

>> I suspect your problem was the BIOS doing your thinking for you.

Quite possibly.  But it certainly wasn't obvious what I needed to set
to what to make it stop.

>> I can usually get any disk to at least *boot* from even ancient
>> BIOS'es -- long enough for the real OS to start up and "fix" the
>> problem.

Wanna come visit me? :-)  If this can be fixed, I'd love to know how.

> Generally just create a /boot partition (or OS equivalent) that you
> locate under 1GB, and you'll be just fine.

That wouldn't help here.  The BIOS was wedging when it first touched
the disk, during its enumeration of the attached IDE devices, long
before it starts looking anywhere for bootblocks.  Before even the
execution of the BIOS code in addon PCI cards.

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