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Re: Booting on VT6306 (VIA Fire II)

From: Michael Evans
Subject: Re: Booting on VT6306 (VIA Fire II)
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 21:19:32 -0800

On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 3:09 AM, Kevin Roettger <address@hidden> wrote:
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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.
> Hi,
> 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.
> Cheers
> Kevin
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It is /possible/ your add-on card has boot support; allow your bios to
boot other chipsets and disable any built in raid/extra 'support'
features.  It /might/ (maybe) work.

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