[Soekris] Soekris Booting Problem
khendr01 at harris.com
Thu Jul 16 13:48:08 UTC 2009
joel jaeggli [mailto:joelja at bogus.com] wrote:
> I have a couple systems that required updates
> to 1.33c in order to support the mass-storage
> devices we choose to use.
I upgraded my bios to 1.33c, and it still doesn't work.
When the bios starts, I *do* get the message that the
drive exists, and I get the LBA c/h/s numbers printed.
However, the motherboard won't boot from the drive. The
bios claims there are no bootable devices.
But, once again, after I get OpenBSD booted (via PXEboot),
the disk works just fine. This indicates that the
disk controller, the disk, and the cables are all good.
So this looks to me like a bug in the bios. Or it might
be a bug in the OpenBSD install code. Or there might
be a problem in the way I laid out my disk slices which
is incompatible with the comBios.
> Some of this limitation is due to nature of low volume
> embedded systems, by their nature they don't recieve as
> much testing with different components as high-volume
> systems do. people who productize around them tend to
> use the same components for a really long time.
It would be nice to make two lists on the Soekris Wiki:
(1) known good devices, and (2) known non-working devices.
Søren: can you please help by publishing relevant snippets
of the bios code for booting from ide/sata drives?
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