[K12OSN] Assign Drive letter c: to ata drive in linux

"Terrell Prudé, Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Oct 25 23:23:51 UTC 2004

Carl Keil wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm still having trouble booting my DELL 400sc server after installing 
> a sata drive for /home.  The BIOS is looking for a C: drive to boot 
> from, there's no option to look at the IDE bus, or primary IDE or 
> something.  So, does anyone know how to make this thing think that the 
> Primary ATA drive is a "C:" drive?  If I take the SATA buss offline in 
> the BIOS it boots fine.  If I don't I have to hit F12 at bootup and go 
> into a special boot menu where I can select "Primary IDE" and it boots 
> fine.  I'd like it to boot without intervention like that.
> Thanks,
> ck 

I take it that Dell support didn't have any ideas on this one?  This 
sounds like a Dell-specific thing.

Do you GNU!? <http://www.gnu.org>
Be virus- and spam-free with Free/Open Source Software (FOSS). Check it 
out! <http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird>

More information about the K12OSN mailing list