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Date:      Mon, 2 Jun 1997 16:28:06 +0000
From:      "Riley J. McIntire" <chaos@mail.tgci.com>
To:        Robert Clark <ROBERTC@PII.COM>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Can one dual boot fbsd?  No?  (was Re: wd0/sd0 can't bo
Message-ID:  <199706030002.RAA05859@train.tgci.com>

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> Date:          Mon, 02 Jun 1997 15:20:22 -0700
> From:          Robert Clark <ROBERTC@PII.COM>
> To:            bab@icon.lal.ufl.edu, chaos@mail.tgci.com, chaos@tgci.com
> Subject:       Re: Can one dual boot fbsd?  No?  (was Re: wd0/sd0 can't bo
>                -Reply

> I've seen the same type of quandry myself. Turning an IDE disk off in CMOS doesn't protect it from FreeBSD. Doing a -c
> and disabling the IDE/ST-506 device does.

Just fyi, on the newer computers with an onboard PCI IDE controller 
you can disable the IDE buses, primary and secondary, and fbsd (or 
anyother os) won't see it.  This isn't the same as telling the bios 
the drive isn't installed, and the option is someplace else, too.  
Usually in Peripherals, or PCI etc.

Anyway, it can be handy in debugging or installs so as not to mixup 
the os.

Riley



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