[Beowulf] Re: real hard drive failures

Alan Ward i Koeck award at andorra.ad
Wed Feb 2 02:25:01 EST 2005


Jim Lux wrote:
> 
> At 10:07 AM 2/1/2005, Mark Hahn wrote:
> 
> >have you looked into booting from usb-flash?  that would be very
> >much dependent on bios, of course, but far more accessible.
> 
> Oooooh... that didn't work so well for me on the various machines I tried
> it on.  The IDE/CF is essentially bios independent (to the BIOS, it just
> looks link another IDE drive).  The USB drive has to have all the USB stuff
> up and running first.

Done that, though I had to use a kernel diskette with USB et al compiled
in.
My BIOS could only boot from a USB external hard drive/CD, not flash.

Alan Ward
 
> >thanks, mark hahn.
> 
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