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No Boot Device Available

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.

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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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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


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.

Did you check the boot order setting in bios?


Yes I did
Top Expert 2007

Glad this was resolved.

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