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Re: ibm thinkpad 560 w/a 10G disk chokes at startup
ok, i experimented some, and just for the archives:
seems like i have a shiny 10G drive which i can't use.
yes, the process stops before touching the floppy,
and it makes this issue OT, but not that much OT.
the bad news is, that i have the newest bios,
and there is no size limiting jumper, and i can't
set anything in the bios. seems like the big
blues just decided this notebook *won't* use
anything bigger than 6G.
if i could make the bios just forget about the drive
or something i too think that openbsd could use
the whole of it. but it's not the case.
anyway, thanks to the harddisk advisor in charge
Nick for the ideas.
the last thing:
there is one jumper on these ibm drives: the drive
0 and drive 1 jumper. i said what could it hurt,
and "put it on". the bios left it alone
after some time and would proceed. the win98 system
disk booted fine and fdisk said there is no drive,
openbsd booted fine and it found the wd0, all 10G of it,
but it was not kosher, took too long to detect it
and i was beginning to think it's ice cream, but finally
it proceeded. w/o a master, wouldn't be of a use.
i've decided i will barter it for a 4.3G w/a friend
and he doesn't have to pay. isn't life nice to some
he who fights & runs away will live to fight another day.