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Compact Flash RouterOS not bootable

Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:19 pm

Hi,

I have a spare Level 5 compact flash I recovered from a fried board.

One I recovered it, it booted correctly, so I installed in there some now old RouterOS version and stored it.

Today I was messing around to mount a lab-machine to test some features using that card but I didn't boot.


I tried netinstall, detected it correctly, got the license, reinstalled 3.14, rebooted, and didn't boot.

PC hangs waiting for "Insert system disk and press enter".

Could I grab a linux box, mark boot partition as active-bootable and get it working? or I've just lost it forever?
 
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Re: Compact Flash RouterOS not bootable

Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:36 pm

Nah, Lost forever.

During POST appears:
- "Primary master drive fail"


What should I do?
 
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Re: Compact Flash RouterOS not bootable

Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:43 pm

Maybe contact support??
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Re: Compact Flash RouterOS not bootable

Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:01 am

is it only the new pc that wont boot from it? Maybe the BIOS isnt correctly setup for flash. Sometimes you need to toggle CHS/LBA, or AUTO vs actual parameters, or other IDE settings. Is it on primary or secondary IDE ?
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Re: Compact Flash RouterOS not bootable

Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:41 am

Hi,
I tried on the two computers I had available. Both were running from CF so they were correctly configured.

I set up everything on "AUTO" but didn't work.

As I told, BIOS error stands for: "Primary master disk fail". I tried also on primary slave and then stated "Primarry slave disk fail".
 
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Re: Compact Flash RouterOS not bootable

Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:31 pm

Probably not compatible motherboard (S-ATA controller). What chipset do you have on your motherboard?

Try to put flash in some older PC.

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