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

Tue Jul 20 20:00:13 UTC 2010
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 03:50:39 pm Stephen Harris wrote:
> I'm sure sufficient googling would find even older examples.

Yep, especially single-board computers (typically ISA capable, but also capable of not being in a slot (like an Advantech PCA-6145 i486 board used in lots of embedded PC applications).

> Of course modern PCs may not even _have_ a keyboard port; USB only!

Some microfootprint Gateways in the Celeron 900 timeframe had USB-only for keyboard and mouse, and I still collect USB Gateway keyboards from that era that have embedded two port USB hubs, so you can plug the mouse into the keyboard and the keyboard in the system unit; this is the One True Way pioneered by Sun boxen using serial keyboards and mice, remember? (tongue firmly in cheek....).  There are Dell keyboards like that, too.

Macs have been that way for years, too.