Re: Linux boot on SATA hangs/freezes
From: Anonymous (forpass2k_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 02:31:50 GMT
Forgot to mention that putting my brother's SATA drive with Windows on it
Still baffled on why it apparently hangs before it even reaches lilo.
On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 02:21:02 +0000, Anonymous wrote:
> I have an issue with my 2 Seagate 80GB SATA drives. I currently have a md
> mirror on 2 IDE disks. I planned my system completely to the SATA drives.
> I made one IDE faulty and removed it from the mirror. Fdisk'ed an SATA
> drivee accordingly and made it a hotspare and bootable. After the mirror
> recovered there should theoretically be no difference between the IDE and
> the SATA drive which now make up the mirror. So after this i ran lilo to
> install lilo just to be safe and tried booting with the IDE drive
> Now what i dont understand is that my computer freezes right after the
> motherboard (Soyo KT600 Dragon Plus ver.1 with VIA 8237 SATA controller)
> boot screen comes up saying "Verifying DMI pool..." my computer hangs.
> I took the other brand new SATA and just booted with that one, it gets
> passed the "Verifying DMI pool..." and actually says "BOOT DISK
> FAILURE..HIT ENTER TO CONTINUE".
> So what i dont understand is, even with making my SATA drive a complete
> duplicate of my working IDE drives, why is it that the presence of Linux
> or its partitions making the BIOS freeze, when putting a blank disk
> actually lets it get as far as "BOOT DISK FAILURE..HIT ENTER TO CONTINUE".
> Thank you for your time.