Hp TC3100 netserver

Bruce M Simpson bms at spc.org
Tue Mar 4 17:36:54 GMT 2003


On Sun, Feb 16, 2003 at 08:45:06PM +0000, Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 06:41:17PM +0000, Jeff LaCoursiere wrote:
> > that IDE is not supported in this unit, though there *is* an IDE controller.
> > Apparently if you try to put a disk on it the BIOS will try to boot the IDE
> > drive wether there is an OS on it or not.  Failing that it won't even try the
> > scsi?
> > 
> > Supposing this is actually true, would it be possible to put boot blocks on
> > the IDE drive to force it to boot a partition on the SCSI disk?
> 
> In theory this should be possible, but you might either have to write a
> special boot block that knows which drive number to pass to the BIOS to
> boot from the chosen SCSI disk, or chain a number of them together.

<snip>

I just found this lurking in /usr/ports/sysutils/extipl.
See http://www.tsden.org/takamiti/extipl/

Sounds like an implementation of the 'special boot block' I was groping at.

BMS




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