RAID 1 Configured Server only booting from boot floppy
Posted on 2005-04-07
Hello Experts! I am brand new to RAID configurations and just replaced a dead SCSI hard drive on a server with a
RAID 1 configuration (having 2 mirrored drives). The new SCSI drive is installed and mirrored successfully off the
other, but now I can only get the server to boot up using a boot floppy disk that was created prior to the drive
replacement. Without the boot floppy, the server hangs during innitial boot-up immediately following the detection
of the two SCSI drives. The server OS is Windows 2000 Server.
I have tried copying the BOOT.INI file off the boot floppy disk onto both hard drives, but no luck. The BOOT.INI
on the boot floppy disk is as follows:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Server" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 Mirror" /fastdetect
In Disk Manager, the two drives and their volumes appear as follows:
Disk 0 (Dynamic Online) | Boot (D:) 4.01 GB NTFS Healthy | Data (F:) 29.87 GB NTFS Healthy | Backup (E:) 39 mb NTFS Healthy
Disk 1 (Dynamic Online) | Boot (C:) 4.01 GB NTFS Healthy | Data (F:) 29.87 GB NTFS Healthy | Backup (Z:) 39 mb NTFS Healthy
I've played around a little in the SCSI utility trying to boot off either ID 0 or ID 1, and neither works. Also,
is it normal for me to be able to see both hard drives in Windows Explorer as two separate drives (C:\ and D:\)??
I may have just set up the mirror incorrectly, but I thought I should only see the two drives as one?