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To: Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu@...>
From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Subject: 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, 1 Dec 2004 15:20:37 +0000 (UTC)
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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.


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Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor@g.o>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc)
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Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
-- Zhang Weiwu
Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
-- Ferris McCormick
Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
-- Zhang Weiwu
Re: a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
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[SOLVED in a nasty way] Re: [gentoo-sparc] a question regarding using promise PDC 20262 ide card on Ultra 5 as boot device
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