Bootup selection with old Supermico P6DLF

Discussion in 'Supermicro' started by milamontagne, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. milamontagne

    milamontagne Guest

    Hi. I'm haveing a very fustrating time getting the above board to boot
    off of a Adaptec AAA-133U2 Array controller and a pci Ide card. Ive
    tried two: One a maxtor ata133, the other a no-name brand. No matter
    what pci slot the scsi or ide controller is plugged into, the ide
    controller's bios comes up first, and is selected as the boot device.
    Ive tried every option i can think of in the motherboard bios to no
    avail. I was able to get the IDE bios not to respond at all at boot
    time by selecting the pci slot under "offboard pci slot" under the
    system bios, however this results in a re-boot upon booting (Gentoo
    Universal LiveCd) Whenever a harddrive is plugged into the offboard
    IDE controller, its bios kicks in and it tries to boot off the ide HD
    instead of the Scsi Array. If no OS is found on the IDE HD, it simply
    freezes instead of trying the scsi card

    Any help?
    milamontagne, Feb 5, 2007
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