Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@××××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-sparc@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-sparc] Re: [SOLVED in a nasty way] Re: [gentoo-sparc] a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 15:20:49
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.61.0412011518100.13696@lacewing.inforead.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-sparc] [SOLVED in a nasty way] Re: [gentoo-sparc] a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device by Zhang Weiwu
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Zhang Weiwu wrote:

> The original question: > I raise is because I brought an old U5 box, and noticed the box use a > standard IDE slot, so the only HDD I installed (ATA66) could not perform > maximum. Thus, I installed another Promise PDC 20262 IDE expension (or > extending, I am not sure of the English) card and moved the HDD to that card. > > The problem is, as later pointed out by Keith M Wesolowski, U5 OBP could not > boot from external IDE device. This way I need to find a way to boot up the > box. Ferris McCormick helped me a lot in finding where is the problem with > his professional skill. > > The final way to solve the problem: I installed a small HDD onto the IDE slot > on the mother board, installed SILO on it, let it boot up the OS installed on > the external IDE slot. >
Actually, this is not a "nasty" solution in my opinion. It looks pretty clean to me. Congratulations. - -- Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o> Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFBreFKQa6M3+I///cRAkduAJ9Sspm3mtMtCbKMZQt6Fhu4epa2lQCeJdrl S4DAmXGLki4+uJ9g/HdwUDs= =2Ac9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-sparc@g.o mailing list