More info ,
reading further up the list I show lines that say
PIIX4 IDE controller (Ox8086 :0x711 rev 0X01 ) at PCI slot 000:00:07.1
PIIX4 not 100% native mode: will probe irq's later
PIIX4: IDE port disabled
ide0 BM-DMA at 0x3420-0x3427
hda: Hitachi HTS541640J9AT00, ATA DISK drive
so....Am I able to enable the ide port from boot prompt?
other drive not available (can't find).
If it was network booted, could that be a problem possibly ?
on boot ,under the "Compaq" I get a "F12=Network Service Boot" in the botton right, almost too fast to even notice (I didn't at first)
Is it Hammertime yet?