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Re: [ProgSoc] Re: [PROGSOC-ANNOUNCE] More Raw Power
On Wed, Jun 02, 1999 at 11:34:55AM +1000, Geoffrey Croxson wrote:
> At 11:16 2/06/99 +1000, you wrote:
> >> Sutekh can boot SCSI now, but couldn't
> >> before the upgrade.
> >No it can't. The BIOS says it is looking for SCSI devices to boot from but it
> >never seems to find them... does the SCSI card have its own onboard BIOS.
> If not then I'm almost sure that you can't boot from SCSI devices, as it
> can't load the required details too boot from the device
That usually is the case but for some reason the motherboard BIOS also has
an option for booting SCSI. Maybe this just means ``don't boot IDE'' so that
the SCSI card gets a chance to take control. The current card does have some
utilities in its onboard ROM but I can't find an option to make it boot.
Anyhow, the new SCSI card should have a bootable BIOS and it might make
the situation clear. Not that I really care about having a small IDE drive
to boot off but Anton seems to have problems with the concept of putting
in an extra drive for this purpose. I guess that the space could be better
used for something else but at the moment I am not sure what.
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