Use drive sig rather than HD# suggestion

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Use drive sig rather than HD# suggestion

Postby tas3086 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:37 pm

Just as you have stated in a statement made in the IFW Forum, would it be possible to modify BIBM's hard drive# selection criteria (boot details) to use the drive signature number or the hard drive ID number?
My motherboard BIOS treats a usb/pen drive as hardware ID 0, which pushes all BIBM disk hardware numbers off by one. Two pens installed, BIBM configured drives are off by a count of 2. As a result, even though my system boots to BIBM, BIBM is not usable if I have a pen drive installed. Using the drive sig would fix this and allow any hard drives drive to be connected in any order. Just a suggestion. I understand that this is a BIOS oddity and that the other problem was a Windows oddity, yet the overall problem is similar.


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Previous Statement:
Was it Visa or 7, Windows started to init drives in parallel to try and
speed boots so drives may end up in a different order. Anyway, you can use
the signature of the drive instead of drive number in your script (using the
#0xAABBCCDD in place of just the number where AABBCCDD is the hex signature
(shown next to the drive in the list in IFW or properties via
details/information) - when using gpt you'd use the {GUID} instead).
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Re: Use drive sig rather than HD# suggestion

Postby TeraByte Support » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:53 pm

is it push HD1,2,3 but leaving HD0 the boot drive and then making the UFD
HD1, 2, 3 ?

"tas3086" wrote in message news:10590@public.bootitbm...

Just as you have stated in a statement made in the IFW Forum, would it be
possible to modify BIBM's hard drive# selection criteria (boot details) to
use the drive signature number or the hard drive ID number?
My motherboard BIOS treats a usb/pen drive as hardware ID 0, which pushes
all BIBM disk hardware numbers off by one. Two pens installed, BIBM
configured drives are off by a count of 2. As a result, even though my
system boots to BIBM, BIBM is not usable if I have a pen drive installed.
Using the drive sig would fix this and allow any hard drives drive to be
connected in any order. Just a suggestion. I understand that this is a
BIOS oddity and that the other problem was a Windows oddity, yet the overall
problem is similar.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Previous Statement:
Was it Visa or 7, Windows started to init drives in parallel to try and
speed boots so drives may end up in a different order. Anyway, you can use
the signature of the drive instead of drive number in your script (using the
#0xAABBCCDD in place of just the number where AABBCCDD is the hex signature
(shown next to the drive in the list in IFW or properties via
details/information) - when using gpt you'd use the {GUID} instead).

TeraByte Support
 
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