Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

I have a Dell 2550 with a onboard raid card, can't get it to boot.

Posted on 2008-10-16
3
Medium Priority
?
272 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Okay I have a 2550 Dell Server.  I can not get it to boot.  This being said, it did boot yesterday and thinking the issue was resolved I powered it off.  The error message comes up and says "No boot device available.  

I can see the hard drives showing up in the SCSI Utility.   I know I have a perc card onboard  because when it did come up yesterday I saw it in the bios.  I have tried to disable the raid controller in the setup and reboot it then enable it, still no luck.  The raid controller is set to SCSI enabled in the bios setup.  I can provide more specifics if needed.  Thanks for any help.
0
Comment
Question by:jkagey12
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:lnkevin
ID: 22733198
I can see the hard drives showing up in the SCSI Utility....

Just want to make sure that you see all of your drives status: online, don't you?

You may want to get in the server bios F2 and check the boot order to see if it this order:

1. CD
2. Floppy
3. HD
4. USB...

Otherwise, make sure you don't have any external usb drive connected.

K
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
lnkevin earned 2000 total points
ID: 22733381
I have tried to disable the raid controller in the setup and reboot it then enable it, still no luck....

You are booting on the Perc boot controller so make sure you have Perc enable in bios. No boot device message could mean lots of thing:
- Corrupted MBR (master boot record)
- Boot order mixed up (some none bootable device get booted ahead of Perc)
- Loosing RAID controller drivers (rarely but does happen)


K
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jkagey12
ID: 31506785
The raid came back up... I disable the Raid in the bios reboot and then re-enable the Raid and it boots.... I have some hardware issues.. but I think I can get the info off that I need. Thanks for your time.
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

More and more people are using the enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) tranceivers, and speed is of utmost importance. Testing of speeds are critical to ensure that the devices will meet the speed requirements. There are some testing challen…
this article is a guided solution for most of the common server issues in server hardware tasks we are facing in our routine job works. the topics in the following article covered are, 1) dell hardware raidlevel (Perc) 2) adding HDD 3) how t…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question