SCSI adapter wont boot after SATA RAID card added
Posted on 2005-03-27
I've got a new HP Proliant ML330 server that's giving me fits. It runs fine with it's original single SCSI drive on an Adaptec 29160 card. We're try to introduce a SATA raid card (Highpoint Rocketraid 1640 or SIIG SA4R12) for data storage, but as soon as we add the card, the SCSI card won't boot. It's as if the newly added card decides it's the new king of the boot.
An interesting phenomenon is that once the second card is added, you can't get into the system BIOS. When I unplug the drives from the SATA raid card, we can then go in to the BIOS. In all cases, it appears that the boot order is fine, i.e., starts with the SCSI card.
I've tried swapping PCI slots, no dice.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,