[parisc-linux] HD not bootable after installation....

Grant Grundler grundler@puffin.external.hp.com
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 22:48:28 -0600

"Pedot, Wolfgang" wrote:
> After installing an other Harddisk the installation
> went fine but for some reason this new Harddisk is not bootable
> (Palo was executed successfully), its not in the list of bootable
> devices at startup and if i select it manualy it fails to boot.
> But after booting from network the disk is detected. Since this harddisk
> was in a PC before I wonder if theres anything
> I may have forgotten...

Perhaps. To add/remove jumpers on the HD to enable "Auto-Spinup"?
You need a spec sheet for the HD to figure out which jumpers those are.
If you only have 1 or 2 HDs, it's better to disable "Spinup Delay".

PC BIOS (or scsi controller Expansion ROM) and Linux SCSI drivers 
are smart enough to send a "Start Unit" cmd to spin up the disk.
PDC on most (all?) parisc workstations is not. I don't think the
servers are any smarter but don't know for sure.


Grant Grundler
parisc-linux {PCI|IOMMU|SMP} hacker