[TriLUG] Any problems with a 160 GB IDE disk?
bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Tue Sep 14 14:44:47 EDT 2004
On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 01:58:12PM -0400, Brian Henning wrote:
> > 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).
> > David
> 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:
> 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
I have to support David on this one. I have also run into machines ( if
I remember a PII 400 ) that would not boot from a disk that was "too
big." I put an old, smaller, drive into the machine, marked it as the
boot disk, and hey presto!
Once Linux is up, the big drive gives no problems.
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