ide -> scsi

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Sat Jun 29 18:24:31 BST 2002

> When i copy the disk contents to the other disk is it possible then to
> boot from my new disk??

You need to install an appropriate boot block on the SCSI drive.
disklabel(8) is one tool to do that, but see also fdisk(8) and
boot0cfg(8).  Probably the easiest thing to do is to use
sysinstall(8)'s disk slice/partition editing tools, which will prompt
you about installing a boot manager.  See,
section 2.5.4 In fact, although it talks about installing a system
from scratch, a review of the whole of Section 2.5 of the handbook
might be a good idea.

You'll also need to go into your PC's BIOS and check that the settings
are correct there.  There are usually options to control what order
devices are searched to find a system that can be booted.  Similarly
your SCSI BIOS has flags to indicate what devices may or may not be



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