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Old 08-09-2015, 08:47 AM   #1
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bios sata raid installed drive wont boot


Ladies & Gents

Thanks for all the great help here. Muchly appreciated.

I have a drive, call it drive A, that I installed Debian Jessie (testing) to while it was in my laptop. I then installed a ssd drive (B) in the laptop so the old drive has a working install on it.

I purchased a new Acer desktop and I put this drive (A) in it for testing purposes, this is the second one as the first had a bad vga port, because I did not want to disturb the win8 setup on the new drive (C). But drive (A) is not recognized as bootable by the desktop. I have changed the sata controller settings to both ide and ahci with no joy. :confused

So I put the drive back in the laptop and it boots and runs fine, so nothing has happened to the install while it was laying on my work bench.

I then looked through the bios settings on the laptop and discovered that the controller is set to raid. The desktop does not have a raid setting for the controller.

Is the lack of that setting option the reason the drive will not boot in the desktop?

Or should I continue to search for other reasons via google? Which so far has not revealed an answer.

I have also had limited success booting some older cd's and live-usb's on this machine.

Yes I have disabled the "secure boot".

Thanks
 
Old 08-09-2015, 09:16 AM   #2
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Never mind,

I found it. There is an option for cms in the bios which when enabled allows it to boot.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-10-2015, 06:52 PM   #3
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Just got here. Thanks for the update.

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