"funny" ASUS P5A-B-AT motherboard

Mitchell Patenaude mrp at sonic.net
Fri Aug 4 11:44:44 PDT 2000

On Fri, Aug 04, 2000 at 11:15:43AM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> begin  Mitchell Patenaude quotation:
> > Ouch, that's a logical/virtual partition rather than a physical
> > partition isn't it?  That means it's enclosed within another
> > "extended" partition, and I don't think you can boot from that.
> Sure you can.
> http://www.yggdrasil.com/bible/bible-src/lilo/user/node15.html

Hmm.. I could have sworn that's what fixed my dad's Viao, but I 
could be wrong, I was thrashing about a bit, and had begun to use
the shotgun approach. (Let's change everything, and see if it works).

> > I ended up recreating all the partitions as physical, and that did the
> > trick.
> That would be my preference, in any event -- just on general grounds of 
> system simplicity.

The next problem I see... it's on /dev/hdc, that means that it's on drive
which is the master on the second IDE bus, correct?

Is Lilo or the kernel smart enough to boot without the second IDE driver

   -- Mitch

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