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Old 11th May, 2013, 11:14 PM
TrevorS TrevorS is offline
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How to boot from a SATA DVD/CD drive on an ASUS A8V Deluxe?

Having learned the ASUS A8V Deluxe MB VT8237 SB SATA controller supports a DVD/CD drive, my next question is how to accomplish booting from it. The problem is the MB BIOS allows only the primary and secondary parallel port devices and floppy to be selected for boot. I presume the solution is to prepare a floppy that contains the necessary files to transfer boot to the SATA optical drive, but I don't know what files need to be installed (no doubt some need to be drivers). If anybody has experience with this, please lend a hand.
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