[LinuxBIOS] FILO with only hdb

Myles Watson myles at pel.cs.byu.edu
Fri Sep 28 04:42:59 CEST 2007

> On 9/27/07, Myles Watson <myles at pel.cs.byu.edu> wrote:
> > Does hdb only mean slave and no master on IDE-0 ?
> >
> > Why not just make it the master?
> The msm800sev has an IDE with hda and a CF slot which is hdb. I would
> like to run CF only. I just don't know how to do it (yet). I wonder if
> there is some trick you can play on the 5536?
> Why they did not just put the CF slot on secondary is anyone's guess ...

I think it should be possible.  Either in the ADLO bochs/bios/rombios.c or
in the filo etherboot-5.x/src/filo/drivers/ide_x.c (I think those paths are
right) code there is a comment about CD-ROMs being set up as slaves without
masters.  I'll look for it tomorrow if you haven't found it by then.


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