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Re: Booting on VT6306 (VIA Fire II)

From: Kevin Roettger
Subject: Re: Booting on VT6306 (VIA Fire II)
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:09:05 +0100

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>Grub has to be loaded before it can be effective; even then grub uses
>the bios calls to access the data on whatever drive it's configured to
>address (via bios drive instance) to load the kernel, initrd, or do
>anything else.
>If your bios can 'boot' off the drive in question, or your add-in card
>has sufficient support for that, then configure your system so that it
>reads from the drive you want.  You /may/ have to inform grub that
>it's installed on (hd0) at whatever the 'in configuration system'
>block device file via a (as I elaborated only a few hours
>ago in another reply).
>On the other hand, if your bios can't bootstrap off the drive you want
>there's obviously no way that /grub/ could help with that.


Thanks for your reply. At least I will stop trying then, indeed the BIOS has no 
clue about the device... so I guess I'll stick to using the drive on the IDE 
port internally.


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