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Re: [SLE] Suse 10.0 boot problem
  • From: Carl William Spitzer IV <cwsiv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 19:04:46 -0800
  • Message-id: <1141959887.8030.11.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 18:14 +1000, scsijon wrote:
> At 03:04 AM 31/03/2006, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> >On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 09:20 +0200, Gerrit Jan
> >
> > > Try LILO...?
> > > If you have more harddrives, where is Grub on?
> > > You must change that in your bios?
> > >
> >The grub works once I get to the HD. The other drives from the old PIII
> >died untimely deaths possibily caused by a faulty power supply.
> >
> >Only two drives survive that system the floppy and DVDRW. Powering them
> >off does not prevent the boot problem. Looks like the bios just does
> >not want to work correctly in spite of being told to boot from HD.
> >--
>
> I suppose you haven't installed a drive LARGER than the bios can handle.
> bios's do have limits and set for what is expected to be a maximum at the time
> even when lba is set there is usually a maximum blocks it can handle
>
> check the spec's with the manufacturers site, if not found send them a message,
> most are happy to provide this information and if it's firmware upgradable will
> point you in the right direction.
>

It is only 80 gig on a P4 by Micro Solutions International. I did not
find a mention of such limits in the MB book.

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