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Date:      Sat, 9 Dec 1995 01:34:31 -0800 (PST)
From:      David Kirchner <>
To:        Terry Lambert <>
Subject:   Re: Western Digital boot failures
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On Sat, 9 Dec 1995, Terry Lambert wrote:

> > 	I didn't think I should be, Ontrack is DOS software for one thing I 
> > think, and also I have an EIDE controller. It said in the docs somewhere 
> > (at least I thought) that Ontrack is for people who have IDE cards and 
> > want to be able to use EIDE drives or something like that, sort of a 
> > level above normal 'fdisk' can do.
> OnTrack does geometry translation and translated C/H/S to lba for
> EIDE drives.

	Ok, well I'm not running OnTrack..

	I tried disabling the on-board BIOS on my Promise card, but that 
didn't solve anything. Something that is totally baffeling(sp?) me is 
that whenever I set the main partition to be active and then I reboot, it 
is no longer active.

	I did try booting off boot.flp with the -rwd0 someone mentioned 
worked for them in the email archives, yet it doesn't do anything 
different, and even if it does, I can't tell because it still boots 
sysinstall instead of /sbin/init. Any flags to change that?

	*Sigh*, I'm really going to hate having to go back to Win95 =(

-- David Kirchner

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