PCI Cards - IDE Controllers

Sam Couter sam at topic.com.au
Thu Sep 13 13:23:59 EST 2001

Irena and Richard Jenkins <rjenkins at pop.alphalink.com.au> wrote:
> My new hard drive isn't recognised by my bios.

Not a problem if you don't need to boot from it.

> Someone said just ignore the bios incompetence and go ahead ... the 
> linux installer will find the hard drive even if the bios cannot?

The BIOS only needs to know about the drive if you want to boot from it. The
Linux kernel will probe the hardware directly, rather than asking the BIOS
to tell it about the hardware.
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