[buug] Bios wont see HD
togo at of.net
Tue Feb 28 11:23:08 PST 2006
Oops. Sorry. Presumed Linux. However I think general
technique still applies- keep the kernel in the area the
BIOS can see and when the kernel loads, it should bypass
the BIOS and see the rest.
According to Tony Godshall,
> Takes me back, but if I recall (general technique, not this
> specific motherboard)...
> 1. lie to BIOS. Tell it the drive is within limit, and LBA.
> LBA disregards geometry, IIRC.
> 2. boot Linux (liveCD or install CD or intall floppy).
> 3. Linux bypasses BIOS limits and inquires directly to disk
> drive. All is well once Linux boots.
> 4. when you install to hard drive, make sure first partition
> contains kernel and initrd (if any) and is small (typically
> 5. rest of disk may be single or multiple partition.
> Let us know if this works or you solve it some other way.
> According to Al Plant,
> > My friend has a Dell Precision 420 with bios A-07. He wants to load DOS
> > in a 2.x gig drive and use this box to replace an old 486 SX box he has
> > with a program he needs for his business on it.
> > I looked at it and tried to get a 2.X gig drive to be recognized but
> > this Pentium 3 800 mz Dell box won't find it and the user bios settings
> > won't stick above a 1000 MB drive.
> > Anyone know if a bios upgrade would fix this or is there a trick to
> > force it to see the drive?
> > I had a similar problem trying to get a Dell Lap top to take a bigger HD
> > and didn't have any luck.
> > Thanks,
> > Al Plant
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