[CentOS] boot process glitch due to missing 2nd disk

Tue Jul 20 19:09:02 UTC 2010
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:56:16 -1000 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> I just installed centos on a Dell that used to have 2 internal disks, but I
> removed one just before the install. Now when I boot it, it stops and
> outputs a message complaining about the missing disk and I have to hit F1 to
> get it to continue booting.
> Is there some bios setting that is causing this? Obviously, I'd like it to
> just forget about the missing disk and go ahead and boot with just one, the
> one that was present when I installed the OS. I want to RTFM, but I'm not
> really certain where to start, it's outside my comfort zone.

Dell servers seem to be wonky about this sort of thing (older ones would
not boot without a keyboard installed, even if they were esentually
'headless'). I am not sure how to deal with this.  It seems to be a
Dell-specific BIOS hack of some sort (and a *dumb* one at that).

> mahalo,
> Dave
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