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RE: Boot from Non-BIOS Visible Disk?

From: Treutwein Bernhard
Subject: RE: Boot from Non-BIOS Visible Disk?
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 10:47:53 +0100

> I'm under the impression people use Grub to boot from SCSI drives,
> which are not identified in the BIOS, and have their own BIOS's. But
> I can't figure out how to do it for this SATA drive. Can someone tell
> me or point me to something that says how? 

I don't have any experiences with SATA drives, but AFAIK from 
experiences with SCSI, the SCSI BIOS registers its boot drive 
somehow in the BIOS, so it can be used for booting, if the BIOS
allows for booting from different drives. But also GRUB interpretes 
these values. I don't know if (and I doubt that) GRUB can boot from 
any media, which is not visible for the BIOS, e.g. ZIP parallel,
which is mapped in Linux to a SCSI layer (somehow also in some versions
of Windows, where it appears as an ASPI drive)
        Bernhard Treutwein, IuK, Ref. III A 3
        Bernhard.Treutwein(at)verwaltung uni-muenchen de

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