No Boot Device Available

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2008-08-12
I have a Dell Server Poweredge 2600 with a PERC 4/Di Raid Controller I had 4 38gb drives setup on Array 0 in Raid 5.  I added two 146gb drives into the system  formated the drives and setup as Array 1 raid 1.
When I boot the server now I get No Boot Device Available. The first array is setup as the boot from device just like it was before I added the new drives in.

Please Advise.

Question by:edvernier
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    Expert Comment

    check the bios f the motherboard it has proberly set the first boot device in there as the new hard drives
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    Accepted Solution

    Also, I would contact Dell.

    Do you have the latest firmware on your RAID controller ?

    Can you temporarily copy the NTLDR, boot.ini and other loader files to the new array, and change the boot.ini to see if that at least gets you up and running ?

    have you tried accessing the files via UBCD or one of the live Linux CDs ( knoppix, Ubuntu ).

    I hope this helps !
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    Expert Comment

    It could be the power problem at the drive bay. It's hard to believe, but there is proof to solve this same problem in our forum. Check the answer to see if you could fix yours easily:


    Author Comment

    When the Perc Raid Controller BIOS starts I see
    2 Logical Drives Found on the host adapter
    0 Physical Drives found on host adapter
    2 Logical Drives and 0 Physical drives handled by BIOS


    Author Comment

    In the Perc WEbBIOS it shows all the physical drives 0 to 5

    Logical Drives Array 0 have the first 4 drives
    Array 1 has the other two drives.
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    Expert Comment

    Did you check the boot order setting in bios?

    Author Comment

    Yes I did
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    Expert Comment

    Glad this was resolved.

    What did Dell have you do ?


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