We currently run (2) IBM x3400 M3 Servers for both our domain controllers at both locations. We run a nightly backup to a Iomega (eGO) external hard drive, partitoned NTFS (drive letter F:).
The issue that we are experiencing is when you first boot the server, it attempts to boot to the EXTERNAL hard drive, which displays on screen (NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND). Obviously we want it to first boot to our Intenal Hard Drives and not any removable media.
We went into the BIOS and removed "Removable Device" under the Boot Device Priority List, although it still attempts to boot to the USB drive that is plugged in.
I have attached a screenshot of the Boot Device list within the BIOS. What is the solution to this issue? We would like to keep the USB drive plugged in, and when the server needs to be restarted (after updates, maintenance, etc), we don't want to have to unplug the drive beforehand.