[rescue] SCSI DVD drives

Clemson, Chris Chris.Clemson at softwareag.co.uk
Wed Jul 11 06:48:23 CDT 2007

> *This* is one of those really nasty corners of the misdesigned PC boot
> process, and affects my Frankencomputer that I fortunately
> don't use all
> that often. IIRC, PC BIOS only seems to allow for an IDE and
> a SCSI disk
> controller. Since the motherboard already has IDE, add-in
> cards have to
> fight to be SCSI. That the add-in card is actually IDE is
> moot, it pretends
> to be SCSI so that it is bootable.

Well my bios is ok in that respect - it does show the cards up, and you
can pick an order, but that doesn't seem to help.

> Which card wins depends on bus order, so you can just swap
> the cards to make
> the SCSI bootable once more.

Tried that :(

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