[vcf-midatlantic] OT: tech support please

Dean Notarnicola dnotarnicola at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 19:32:07 EDT 2016

Agree with Glitch. That's the first place I'd check. While you're in the
bios check to see I'd all the storage devices are visible.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Systems Glitch via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> > There's something I remember reading about my IBM ThinkPad that there's
> a "compatibility mode" in the BIOS for USB and SATA booting. Something
> about it needs to be in that mode until the OS is installed.
> Your new motherboard may also be EFI boot instead of BIOS. Sometimes
> they're dual mode where you can switch between them. Your old install on
> the existing SATA hard disk is almost certainly configured for BIOS boot if
> it was on 15-year-old hardware.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

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