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

Tue Jul 20 19:31:48 UTC 2010
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Robert Heller wrote:
> 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
>> 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
> 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).

This is not a "Dell-specific BIOS hack". Dear child, ask your folks about
PCs. I think it was only this decade that PCs would actually boot
*without* a keyboard. EVERY PC EVER MADE before would not.

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