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Old 04-26-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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SCSI CD-boot problems.


Hello people. I didn't know where to put this, but I'm trying to boot Linux so... And I know there is expert people

I have an old computer with 187MHz Pentium, IDE hard-disk and Adaptec AHA-2940UW SCSI-controller with SCSI CD-ROM drive. I've put the SCSI to boot from my BIOS, and enabled CD-boot from the controller.

It detects the CD-rom and says it has bootable CD on it. Then just:
Code:
No SCSI Boot Device Found.
BIOS Not Installed!
And doesn't boot. The adapter's ID is #7 and CD-ROMs is #6

Suggestions? ^^
 
Old 04-26-2006, 03:16 PM   #2
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Sounds like a job for; http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm
 
Old 04-27-2006, 09:02 AM   #3
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Well, that floppy doesnt show me the SCSI CD-ROM drive
 
Old 04-27-2006, 12:47 PM   #4
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Buggy BIOS maybe???? Try visiting the system manufactures site and check if a BIOS update is available. This system might be a bit to old to find a BIOS update.

You might want to use an older version of Linux on this system also, one that has a floppy boot image available.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 01:13 PM   #5
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Well, I found some custom DOS-floppy with SCSI drivers on it. I successfully booted it and it FOUND my drive. However Its hard to boot Linux installation from DOS
 
Old 04-27-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
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Sry, Newer account...
 
Old 04-27-2006, 02:41 PM   #7
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Some dirsto's have a "diskboot.img" file (may go by a differnt name) that can be used to boot a system and start the install process, for example (the distro I know best);

ftp://centos.cs.ucr.edu/centos/4.3/os/i386/images/

That with Tom's ( http://www.toms.net/rb/ ) tomsrtbt floppy to create a boot partition may work. I'm not 100% sure of this, never tried it myself.

Some distro's have a boot process that can be called form DOS/Windows also, maybe LFS is a way to go also.
 
  


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