Re: can knoppix boot from scsi hard disks?

From: Tauno Voipio (
Date: 11/11/04

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 08:53:20 GMT

Gumby wrote:
> I've been reading the knoppix hdd install forum and
> it seems the posts are about installing knoppix to
> ide drives. Can knoppix be installed to boot from
> a scsi hard disk? My brother has a win xp computer
> that boots from the ide disk, he then got a pair of
> Scsi disks. He wants to put the knoppix on the id 0
> scsi disk and leave the windows on the /dev/hda disk.
> This way the two OSs are completely separate and he
> can even unplug the scsi drive if needed.
> I was reading a post that you can't do this because
> knoppix is doing the scsi support as a module but it
> was an old post so I wasn't sure if it was still
> done that way.

The main problem is if the BIOS will boot from a SCSI
disk when there are also IDE disks in the system.
Check the BIOS setup options.


Tauno Voipio
tauno voipio (at) iki fi

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