ATAPI/EIDE peripheral bootstrings
The bootstring to specify the location of an
ATAPI device (such as a CD-ROM,
tape, or LS-120 drive)
on the EIDE (IDE) bus is:
periph=wd(number, 0, ID, 0)
The parameters in this bootstring are:
For example, to specify a CD-ROM that is on the secondary
IDE controller that is set to master, enter:
Internal name of the peripheral interface driver. Possible values are:
floppy disk drive (including LS-120/240 drives)
The ATAPI/EIDE device, where
0 specifies that the device is attached
to the primary controller and 1 specifies
it is attached to the secondary controller.
The controller ID, where
0 indicates that the device is master
and 1 indicates it is slave.
If the CD-ROM is the only device on the IDE interface,
it must be set to master.
Please note that you cannot specify IDE hard drives in the same
manner. If IDE hard drives are present, the installation uses the
Primary/Master IDE hard drive as the root drive.
EIDE/UDMA host adapter bootstrings
SCSI host adapter bootstrings
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003