RedHat 7.1 network timeout problem -- help --
jpenix at san.rr.com
Fri Aug 10 22:26:24 PDT 2001
On 10 Aug 2001 18:54:19 -0700, mmarion at miguelito.org wrote:
> ...and if it's one of our standard Compaq boxes it's on by default. Not only
> that, but if he didn't save the BIOS software on the hard drive (which most
> compaqs do and which is freaking stupid) he's out of luck. I just figured out
Servers keep it on the hard drive. Compaq's server system utilities
make up maybe 30-40MB of stuff, so obviously it can't be kept in ROM...
true the "system partition" can be a pain to configure around when first
installing a system, but the stuff kept in there is invaluable when
adding hardware or trying to recover from a crash.
Compaq desktops should be able to control APM via the standard BIOS
setup, just like any other PC.
> today that you can't even run the BIOS software off of the floppies with a
> linux boot program on the hard drive's mbr (like lilo).
If you leave the system partition where it is on the hard drive, you can
have LILO boot it. Just make a new stanza that points to the system
partition and call it whatever you like.
Also, if you run across a server that doesn't have the system partition
on it (or you can't get LILO to work as above), you can always boot off
the SmartStart CD and run the entire utility off CD. In older Compaqs,
you could do it via floppies as well (this came in handy when the EISA
bus forgot about the SCSI host which had the CD-ROM hooked to it).
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