Ok, I'll stick with the IDE replacment driver. Too bad about the monitor, I just gave away an older (but still good) generic 17"!!! Doh!
Is your BP6 in the habit of changing VCore then? That's odd.
Yes, its odd, and kind off frustrating. It sometimes boots with 2.0 vcore on both procs verified by MBM, even when vcore is set to 2.1 in the bios. I can't figure it out. Derek and I were trying to diagnose the reason a while back. I have the newest bios, etc. Also, and I think somehow related, is that my bp6 sometimes doesn't reboot when I tell it too, I am forced to cycle the power, because it just sits at a black screen after booting down. It also doesn't always exit the bios gracefully, same thing, just black screen and I have to cycle power.
It also does this sometimes when starting up from off... I have to try a few times (usually two) to get it to post. I might be hallucinating, but it seems to work better if when I power up I push and hold the power button for 1-2 seconds.
It also down't power down on its own, I get the windows message "it is now safe to shut off your pc". This is ACPI related, IIRC.
I am going to be rma'ing one antec 300 smartpower psu that fried, but I also have one in my bp6, and I think I'll send that one back also. If I put the slightest (and I mean slightest) pressure on the rocker switch when I go through all these power on and offs, it cuts power, without actually engaging the rocker switch! This I am hoping is the cause of the problems. But unlikely, because I seem to remember it doing all these things with a generic 400w duro PSU also.
Back to topic, beos seems very fast, and I can't wait to have a better monitor to play with it some more. 640x480 is just too painful, especially since I know the monitor can do 800x600, at 60hz. When I used this monitor for Knoppix (single CD bootable debian linux), I could set the resolution and refresh rate when booting with command line options. Surely Beos has something similar. I hit space when it boots and I can see that it lets you enter arguments for the boot. Maybe I'll google around a little for it later.