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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.
Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <email@example.com>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc)
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