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  1. setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?


    "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    > Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    > how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    >
    >
    > Here's what's "currently" installed:
    >
    > OS: Windows 98 SE
    > Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    > HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120 GB - 7200

    RPM
    > CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    > DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    > Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    > HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB - 7200 RPM
    >




  2. Re: setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage Adam wrote:
    > Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    > get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    > is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?



    You need to set this in the Maxtor card's BIOS, or
    convince it in some other way to not boot from a disk
    connected to it. One thing you can try is to set
    all partitions on the Maxtor controler attached disks
    to non-active. (Under Linux, ''fdisk'' does this.
    Maybe windows fdisk can do this as well?)

    Under Windows typically only the first partition on
    a disk is active and AFAIK windows requires its boot
    partition to be active.

    The reason why you cannto do this in the board BIOS is that
    the controller BIOS can override the board BIOS on
    this.

    I think having no active partition will not cause
    the controller to stop booting from disks, but the
    MBR code will conclude the disk is unbootable and
    the overall process will continue, giving boot device
    selection back to the main BIOS.

    Arno


    > "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    >> Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    >> how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    >>
    >>
    >> Here's what's "currently" installed:
    >>
    >> OS: Windows 98 SE
    >> Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    >> HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120 GB - 7200

    > RPM
    >> CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    >> DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    >> Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    >> HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB - 7200 RPM
    >>




  3. Re: setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    Adam wrote in news:c7VGj.22775$0o7.16933@newssvr13.news.prodigy. net
    > Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    > get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    > is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?


    You set it back to whatever was the setting that prompted you to the first question.

    >
    >
    > "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    > > Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    > > how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    > >
    > >
    > > Here's what's "currently" installed:
    > >
    > > OS: Windows 98 SE
    > > Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    > > HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120 GB -
    > > 7200 RPM CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    > > DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    > > Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    > > HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB - 7200 RPM


  4. Re: setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    Actually, after trial and error, it came to light that
    changing the boot sequence ...
    ("IDE Hard Drive" before "Other Boot Device") in the BIOS worked.


    "Arno Wagner" wrote in message
    news:652opuF2dia4rU1@mid.individual.net...
    > In comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage Adam wrote:
    > > Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    > > get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    > > is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?

    >
    >
    > You need to set this in the Maxtor card's BIOS, or
    > convince it in some other way to not boot from a disk
    > connected to it. One thing you can try is to set
    > all partitions on the Maxtor controler attached disks
    > to non-active. (Under Linux, ''fdisk'' does this.
    > Maybe windows fdisk can do this as well?)
    >
    > Under Windows typically only the first partition on
    > a disk is active and AFAIK windows requires its boot
    > partition to be active.
    >
    > The reason why you cannto do this in the board BIOS is that
    > the controller BIOS can override the board BIOS on
    > this.
    >
    > I think having no active partition will not cause
    > the controller to stop booting from disks, but the
    > MBR code will conclude the disk is unbootable and
    > the overall process will continue, giving boot device
    > selection back to the main BIOS.
    >
    > Arno
    >
    >
    > > "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    > >> Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    > >> how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Here's what's "currently" installed:
    > >>
    > >> OS: Windows 98 SE
    > >> Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    > >> HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120 GB -

    7200
    > > RPM
    > >> CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    > >> DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    > >> Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    > >> HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB - 7200 RPM
    > >>

    >




  5. Re: setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    Yes, it took me some time to remember what the settings were. ;-)


    "Stretch" wrote in message
    news:47ec333c$1$13876$8f2e0ebb@news.shared-secrets.com...
    > Adam wrote in news:c7VGj.22775$0o7.16933@newssvr13.news.prodigy. net
    > > Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    > > get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    > > is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?

    >
    > You set it back to whatever was the setting that prompted you to the first

    question.
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    > > > Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    > > > how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Here's what's "currently" installed:
    > > >
    > > > OS: Windows 98 SE
    > > > Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    > > > HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120 GB -
    > > > 7200 RPM CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    > > > DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    > > > Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    > > > HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB - 7200

    RPM


  6. Re: setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    Set to default?

    "Adam" wrote in message
    news:raYGj.454$Nc5.72@newssvr27.news.prodigy.net.. .
    > Yes, it took me some time to remember what the settings were. ;-)
    >
    >
    > "Stretch" wrote in message
    > news:47ec333c$1$13876$8f2e0ebb@news.shared-secrets.com...
    >> Adam wrote in news:c7VGj.22775$0o7.16933@newssvr13.news.prodigy. net
    >> > Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    >> > get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    >> > is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?

    >>
    >> You set it back to whatever was the setting that prompted you to the
    >> first

    > question.
    >>
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    >> > > Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    >> > > how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    >> > >
    >> > >
    >> > > Here's what's "currently" installed:
    >> > >
    >> > > OS: Windows 98 SE
    >> > > Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    >> > > HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120
    >> > > GB -
    >> > > 7200 RPM CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    >> > > DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    >> > > Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    >> > > HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB -
    >> > > 7200

    > RPM
    >




  7. Re: setting HDD to boot from BIOS - please help

    No, set to the setting before the following change ...

    > >> > > Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    > >> > > how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?



    "old man" wrote in message
    newsd7Hj.12868$uX5.3474@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net...
    > Set to default?
    >
    >
    > "Adam" wrote in message
    > news:raYGj.454$Nc5.72@newssvr27.news.prodigy.net.. .
    > > Yes, it took me some time to remember what the settings were. ;-)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Stretch" wrote in message
    > > news:47ec333c$1$13876$8f2e0ebb@news.shared-secrets.com...
    > >> Adam wrote in news:c7VGj.22775$0o7.16933@newssvr13.news.prodigy. net
    > >> > Anyone know how I need to set the BIOS in order to
    > >> > get my system to boot from the 120 GB HDD that
    > >> > is "not" connected to the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card?
    > >>
    > >> You set it back to whatever was the setting that prompted you to the
    > >> first

    > > question.
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Adam" wrote in message news:...
    > >> > > Using the Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card,
    > >> > > how do I set the BIOS in order to boot from the 250 GB drive?
    > >> > >
    > >> > >
    > >> > > Here's what's "currently" installed:
    > >> > >
    > >> > > OS: Windows 98 SE
    > >> > > Motherboard: Asus A7V133 (rev "1.05." with Award BIOS 1009)
    > >> > > HDD (PriMastr): Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 - ST3120026A - ATA100 - 120
    > >> > > GB -
    > >> > > 7200 RPM CD-RW (2ndMastr): Lite-On 52x24x52x (LTR-52246S)
    > >> > > DVD-ROM (2ndSlave): Pioneer 16x DVD-116 (40x for CD-ROM)
    > >> > > Maxtor Ultra ATA/133 PCI Adapter Card connected to ...
    > >> > > HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 - ST3250620A - ATA100 - 250 GB -
    > >> > > 7200

    > > RPM
    > >

    >
    >



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