Jeremy Malcolm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 31 Dec 1997 16:41:31 +0800
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Sorry to ask a newbie question, but are parallel-port drives such as
the SparQ bootable?
Presumably they can't be bootable in the strict sense unless you can
tell your BIOS to look to your parallel port for your primary hard
drive. Certainly my BIOS won't do that.
Likewise, presumably your boot sector loader (located on a regular
bootable device) can't load your kernel from the parallel device,
because the parallel device driver forms *part* of the kernel.
Is it therefore necessary to have your boot/root partition on a
regular bootable device, and the remainder of your partitions on the
parallel device? If so, how about putting the boot/root partition on
a PC card (which my BIOS *can* boot from) and booting from that?
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