[TriLUG] Any problems with a 160 GB IDE disk?
brian at strutmasters.com
Tue Sep 14 13:58:12 EDT 2004
> One instance in my experience is to the contrary. My PII 400 system
> will not load the boot loader off my 60GB drive. It sits there and
> dumbly refuses to do anything whatsoever :). I've used both a smaller
> drive, and a boot disk with grub to solve this issue. Grub sees the
> drive just fine, but the bios won't load the boot loader from the drive
> (tried both grub and lilo).
I am certainly no authority on this topic, and I hope I'm not insulting your
intelligence by mentioning these two things that came to mind about a BIOS
that won't load what ought to be a proper boot partition:
- Is its position in the IDE (or whatever) chain relevant? It shouldn't be,
but then again...
- Is the partition properly marked as a bootable partition? Is the MBR
I'd just be curious to know, if those things are all in line, what would
cause a particular disk to simply not boot.. Did you ever fully figure it
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