On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:26 PM, David Kelly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Having had a fresh attack at my broken system tonight I discovered the
> original PATA drive boots if I disable the SATA drives in BIOS. What
> appears to be happening is that no matter the BIOS is told to boot
> "IDE" (and doesn't have a SATA boot option) once the SATA drives have
> enough formatting to look bootable to BIOS, the BIOS boots the ad4
> SATA drive rather than the ad0 PIDE drive. :-(
> I was trying to geom stripe ad4 and ad6, not ad4s1 and ad6s1. Made my
> gstripe with ad4s1 and ad6s1 so that the boot MBR stays untouched.
> System is now booting ad0 by starting at ad4 and hopping to ad6, then
> to ad0.
Yes, you've discovered a "feature" of the 400SC (I have 3). If you
have PATA and SATA disks installed:
SATA disabled in BIOS -> PATA boots
SATA enabled in BIOS -> SATA boots, and stops if it can't (PATA never attempted)
The best work around is to install a boot loader on your SATA HD to
point to the PATA HD.
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