Issue with Windows 2008r2 on a RAID 1
Posted on 2012-03-26
I have a server board running a Tyan S2891 that has an on board NVidia nForce Professional 2200 board. The Raid 1 is Healthy with two 80 GB drives from Western Digital and is set to Boot. There is also an expansion card for the RAID controller to control 8 additional drives that are setup in a RAID 5.
The BIOS has all four on board SATA ports turned on, the NVidia Raid controller activated with SATA 0 and 1 enabled. The BIOS has the mirror as a bootable selection.
When I get to install Windows 2008, it shows both drives. I select load driver and choose the 64 bit 2008 driver. It appears to install, but when I come back I don't see the mirror, I see drives 0 and 1.
I have selected drive 0 and run the install, but the system doesn't boot, No OS found.
I'm sure there is something I am missing. I am new to server builds so any help would be appreciated.