My controller has a section where I can choose, for each target ID, whether if it will be controlled by the SCSI bios or not. I think this is what you mean, right?
Yes. Make sure that both cd roms are set for this.
- SCSI BIOS enabled
2 .Include in Bios scan for each cd rom you want to boot from
3.The setting to allow to boot from CD Rom
Also do not treat the cd roms (or even a scsi zip) as removable devices (in the scsi card bios) as this setting is meant for hot swappable devices.
What model advansys card do you have?
What is the scsi ID of each cdrom?
I am assuming that the last device on this chain (cable) is terminated.
Could you go through the settings of your card and let me know what options you have and which ones are enabled.
The BIOS INT13 option is NOT necesarry for CDROMS my mistake.
The INT13 option forces the use of the disk I/O routines that process disk read/write commands which are issued by the operating system. It only handles hard disks, removable hard disks and magneto optical devices. Other types of devices are excluded from BIOS INT13 option regardless of this option’s setting. Devices that are not handled by BIOS INT13 should be handled by either a device driver, (e.g. CDROM, WORM) or directly from the application software (such as Tape). Devices that are included in BIOS INT13 are required to be “ready” during the
BIOS power up scanning process. For removable devices, the cartridge has to be inserted in order for the drive to be ready. Please note that this option only handles devices with 512 bytes per sector and can’t handle removability of the device. For such devices, use the proper software device driver.