On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 2:07 PM, David Kelly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Yes, thats what is running now. Sadly I've already recycled the two SATA > drives that came out and don't remember how they were configured that > the PATA drive booted. Know I have used boot0cfg(8) in the past but > don't recall if it was on this system. Using boot0cfg one can set the > timeout to 0 so that the drive immediately hops to the next. > > However I'm thinking the Dell BIOS ignores the SATA drives during boot > if the MBR is zeroed. With virgin SATA drives installed and enabled but > not yet labeled the system booted off the PATA drive.
Thanks for that info. IIRC, when I first installed a SATA with a PATA HD I got an 'operating system not installed' message when the bios attempted to boot off SATA, and it stops there. The next time I need to rebuild at 400SC I'll try zeroing out the MBR. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"