Subject: Re: boot loader coolness
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/28/1997 23:02:47
Dave Burgess writes:
> The motherboard for our little experiment INSISTS on IDing the IDE drive
> and then tries to boot from it.  Since the sd0 is no longer the primary,
> the old boot code remained unfound.

I am told (but have not checked) that the canonical way to deal with
this is to disable the controller in the BIOS but leave it in the
kernel -- that way the kernel will boot of off sd, but it will probe
wd successfully...