> RH 7.1, Intel
> If my memory serves me right, there used to be a limitation that if
> there were both IDE and SCSI hard drives in a system, it must boot from
> the IDE drive.
> Is this still the case or can I boot from a SCSI drive and have an IDE
> drive as my extra non-boot drive?
Yes, no problem. I am booting from SCSI and have a large IDE for low
cost slow storage. The system is loosely RH5.2, with several upgrades,
but it has done this for some time, certainly since before I upgraded
the kernel to 2.2. So it doesn't need to be that new.
The only considerations are:
You have to set the BIOS to not boot from IDE;
You need to tell Lilo that you don't want to boot from the IDE, or it
will consider it the "first" disk and write a bad MBR (it will warn):
(assuming you want to boot from sda).
One thing I havn't managed is to get the system to boot from the IDE CD
I have, then the SCSI disk if there isn't a CD in the drive. I think
this is just a restriction specific to my BIOS (Abit BX6). It's not
 It was large when I got it. 18Gb isn't large now:)