HP Proliant Server ML350 G5 - Boot from IDE hard disk
Posted on 2010-01-10
We're upgrading our operating system on an HP Proliant Server ML350 G5.
Right now we have a raid 1 array setup with 2 disks in the drive bays. It is configured in the bios as one logical drive. Windows Server 2003 boots off this.
I booted to UBCD4WIN and used rawcopy to clone the logical drive to a Western Digital 320gb IDE hard drive. I'd like to plug this hard drive into the IDE port on the server and boot off of it. This way they still get to use their server while I play with the RAID array and install the new OS.
But when I try to boot off the IDE drive it just doesn't do it. Either it boots to the existing RAID array, or if I unplug the array it skips the drive altogether and drops me to a network boot.
Is there any way I can boot off this IDE drive?