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Re: Unbootable machine

On 06/01/09 08:39, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> I need much more details; *all* Award BIOSes make in the past 10-12
> years have version number 6.00PG.

Ouch, I no longer have access to it.  I asked the owner to let me know.

> Also look for how you have configured your BIOS... some Award BIOSes
> have USB-ZIP, USB-HDD, USB-FDD configurations; you generally want USB-HDD.

I booted from the BBS menu (F8), the item was labelled something like
"USB HDD 2.0".

> There are some BIOSes which will boot from USB *only* if it was
> formatted with 64 heads, 32 sectors; apparently due to some odd notion
> that only zipdrives would be USB.

Good to know.  Mine looks like this:

bernie giskard:~/src/kernel$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 2055 MB, 2055208960 bytes
221 heads, 2 sectors/track, 9081 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 442 * 512 = 226304 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000aa8c2

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1        9082     2007006+   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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