IBM, eserver xSeries 345, 8670 boot from more than two logical disks
Posted on 2008-11-13
our server has two raid 5 arrays, each one has 3 disks
server is an IBM eserver xSeries 345 type 8670
hardware raid controller is IBM ServeRAID 6i+ Controller
on the first array there are two logiacl disks, praimary partiton C and primary partiton D
the second array is one logical drive, primary partiton E and logical partiton F
I Installed a second windows 2003 server standard edition on partiton E
I am trying to change the startup sequence in bios to enable boot from E (second array, first primary partiton)
the problem is that in bios startup option I get only two disks to boot from, hard disk 0 and hard disk 1
which refers to C and D (two primary partitons on the first array)
how can I select to boot from the third logical disk ?
is there a limitation to boot from only two hard disks in our hardware ?
thank you very much