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Date:      Fri, 8 Dec 1995 18:12:37 -0800 (PST)
From:      Howard <howard@genome.stanford.edu>
To:        David Kirchner <dpk@eskimo.com>
Cc:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu, questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Western Digital boot failures
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.951208181201.760A-100000@junia.Stanford.EDU>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951208145909.20845A-100000@eskimo.com>

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On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, David Kirchner wrote:

> On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, Doug White wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, David Kirchner wrote:
> 
> > > 	My drive is an 850MB EIDE drive by Western Digital and I am using 
> > > the 'other OS compatibility' option. It has two small unused partitions 
> > > around it in the partitioning table editor.
> > 
> > You imply this is the second disk on the first IDE controller.  Is this 
> > true?  What is the configuration of your disks?
> 
> 	I'm sorry, it is the first and only disk. I used that 'other OS 
> compatibility' option in fdisk because it suggested I did that when I 
> typed 'A' to automatically use the whole disk.
> 
> 	I also forgot to mention, I have a Promise EIDE 2300+ controller 
> and I noticed while browsing through the mail archives that this card was 
> mentioned several times, unfortunately, not one message (that I found) 
> ever said what to do to get it to work. One person mentioned disabling 
> the on-board BIOS, but I cannot find how to do that in my manual. Also, 
> if it matters, I'm running an AMD 486DX4-120 (who knows, it might be 
> causing the problems...) with Award BIOS.
> 
> > 
> > > 	When I use the booteasy option, I keep hitting F1 over and over, 
> > > nothing ever happens other than repeating the "BSD  F?" banner.
> > 
> > As a note, booteasy will not start FreeBSD off the second disk without 
> > some reprogramming.  You can use OS-BS or any other boot manager if you 
> > need to boot off the second disk.  (I use OS/2's Boot Manager and it 
> > works great.)
> 
> 	I love the name of that, OS-BS, heh, when did Microsoft start 
> making a boot manager? ;)
> 
> 	Maybe I'll start using that when I get two drives, I just want 
> this one working.
> 
> -- David Kirchner
> -- dpk@eskimo.com -- http://www.eskimo.com/~dpk/ --
> 

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