On Thu, 20 May 2004, Stephane Dudzinski wrote:
> Not the case of that one, i checked the kernel and it will only go
> through SCSI emulation, which seriously sucks.
which driver? And why do you think SCSI "emulation" sucks? (NB: It's
not really emulation).
> Moving on, i tried to install Mandrake 10.0 Official on it which
> miserably failed whereas Fedora Core 2 succeeded but then the BIOS
> gives me a nice : BOOTABLE DEVICE FAILED, INSERT A FLOPPY ...
> This could be because Linux emulates a SCSI device and the bios is
> looking for an IDE bootable device, would that be right ?
No. Why would how Linux presents a drive to userspace have any
bearing on the BIOS booting or not booting from that drive?
> I do have the SATA controller enabled and Boot First set to yes.
> Now the other issue could be that i also have a SCSI card in there
> and it gets confused on what to boot ?
If you have grub on the MBR of the SATA drive, then it's a BIOS
problem, most likely. Does the SCSI controller have any drives
attached? Does it have an option to disable its onboard ROM?
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