Help with INTEL RS2BL040
Posted on 2011-09-10
I bought two INTEL 1U Rack systems (Model: R1304BTLSHBNNA ) with INTEL RS2BL040 SAS/SATA Raid Controller.
I can't even make it boot to the DVD-ROM to start loading Windows 2008 64bit OS.
It is SO SCREWED UP and I am just about ready to throw both servers out the window.
At the boot process, I can get to the controller screen where it shows 3 HDs with RAID 1 with one for global hot spare and it says RAID is on-line.
In BIOS boot order section, I selected DVD ROM as first boot device, but it does not try to read DVD during the boot process. It recognized the DVD in DVDROM very first time when I started the server out of the box, but failed to read W2008 DVD after I loaded the driver for the HD Controller from flash USB.
Now at the end of the boot process, it says "Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".
I need to get this delivered to my customer by Monday and INTEL or my vendor tech support people are NOT available over the weekend.