I have a computer with two HDDs, one of which is dead. Booting the computer takes forever because the OS continues trying to access the HDD for a while.
Since I do not have physical access to the HDD, is there a way that I can disable the HDD in BIOS to prevent the OS from even trying to access it?
Alternatively, if there is a way to get the OS to quit trying to access it, that would help too. I am running Ubunu 9.04.