Dell 2850 boot
Posted on 2010-09-15
I'm contracting for a small company which is trying to bring an old 2850 online after a couple years of being shelved. The system was running server 2003 and some databases. The data on board is critical to the company. The system is hanging at the BCM Setup message.
At first it would display no boot device available, now it displays a blinking cursor.
The only thing that changed between the two was my booting into safe mode and running a fixmbr and fixboot.
I also did a little trouble shooting with Knoppix. Before the fixmbr I only saw /dev/sda.
After the fixmbr I see /dev/sda1 but it reports an unknown file system.
The RAID utility doesn't show that the system is degraded and the boot drive is set correctly.
What more can I try to resolve this?