Subject: Re: ISO boot problems
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Jimmie Houchin <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 11/16/2003 09:14:40
Frank van der Linden wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 08:34:24AM -0600, Jimmie Houchin wrote:
>>I built my server without a floppy.
>>I didn't think it would be necessary on a machine which can boot from a 
>>CD. And for OSes with bootable CDs. :(
>>It seems that the Error Disk read that I am seeing is probably related 
>>to not finding fd0. Am I correct?
> Go into the BIOS and disable the floppy drive. Also remove the floppy
> drive from the list of devices to boot from (and put the CD-ROM first,
> before the hard drives). I expect that things should work for you 
> after that.

Went into BIOS.

Floppy drive was already disabled.
    (Probably by the system builder, not me)
     This was in the IO Device configuration screen.
     Floppy disk controller     disabled

Boot sequence already had CD first.
It looked like this:

CDRom Drive
Removable Devices
-Hard Drive
    Bootable Add-in Cards
    FT S150TX Ary1
    FT S150TX Ary2
Network Boot
MBA v6.2.0 slot 0218
MBA v6.2.0 slot 0220

Now, I'm presuming the disk error is floppy.
Could it be that it can't see the hard drives because of the Promise 
SATA controller?

I moved the Removable Devices to the bottom.

I then attempted again.

Still no success. :(

Hope this information helps.


Jimmie Houchin