[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Thu May 4 18:18:08 CDT 2006

>>>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
> 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.

I have had the same problem on a couple of older motherboards. My 
solution was just to ignor the drive in the BIOS and boot from a smaller 
drive. The OS (OBSD in my case) found the drive just fine even though it 
was not in the BIOS. Still irritating, though.


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