[Beowulf] Re: real hard drive failures
Alan Ward i Koeck
award at andorra.ad
Tue Feb 1 23:25:01 PST 2005
Jim Lux wrote:
> At 10:07 AM 2/1/2005, Mark Hahn wrote:
> >have you looked into booting from usb-flash? that would be very
> >much dependent on bios, of course, but far more accessible.
> Oooooh... that didn't work so well for me on the various machines I tried
> it on. The IDE/CF is essentially bios independent (to the BIOS, it just
> looks link another IDE drive). The USB drive has to have all the USB stuff
> up and running first.
Done that, though I had to use a kernel diskette with USB et al compiled
My BIOS could only boot from a USB external hard drive/CD, not flash.
> >thanks, mark hahn.
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