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Date:      Fri, 4 Oct 1996 23:46:54 -0700 (PDT)
From:      -Vince- <vince@earth.gaianet.net>
To:        dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: BootEasy
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.91.961004234302.5084A-100000@earth.gaianet.net>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.94.961004195432.1279C-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>

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On Fri, 4 Oct 1996, Doug White wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Oct 1996, -Vince- wrote:
> 
> > 	I am having a problem with booteasy, somehow if I had only two 
> > EIDE drives connected, I would get the [F5] Disk 2 option but once I put 
> > in a third drive, I can't boot but the first drive, does anyone know 
> > what's wrong?  Thanks.
> 
> The PC BIOS only supports booting from two disks.  You'd have to use a
> smarter boot manager (OS/2's Boot Manger may be one of these) or try to
> move your data onto the third disk so the bootable parts of the systems
> are viewable from the BIOS.

	Actually, the problem is that if I disabled the third disk, then 
the system will be able to boot the second disk but if I have the third 
disk enabled bysetting the secondary drive 1 on my ASUS P55-TP4XE 
motherboard, it will only show F1 MS-DOS and F2 FreeBSD but no F5 Disk2.  
Do you know if the commercial program System Commander allows booting 
from multiple drives?  and isn't there a way to make it see the second 
drive when the secondary controller is enabled since the Intel Triton 
chipset motherboards all have built in controllers for 4 HDs and CD rom's...

Vince
GaiaNet Corporation - Unix Networking System Administrator





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