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Poweredge T310 Server No Boot Device available.

We have a Dell Poweredge T310 that cannot boot after a restart.  Its giving us an error that says "No boot device available."

We do not want to disrupt data because we do not know the status of the backups.  

Has anyone came across this situation?  There is no hard drives plugged in, no bootable media in the DVD tray.  We think it may be the RAID controller but would like some opinions of people who have had this issue before with this server (or any server) as a starting point.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
David

Go to ubuntu.com and on home page it walks you through building a bootable usb drive with linux. From there you can attach the disks in a NON-RAID controller, boot to linux, and then run some diagnostics.

Do not even think about trying to do this on a windows system, or with a RAID controller.  YOu must use a non-RAID controller.  Linux won't try to write anything to the drives, unlike MSFT operating systems.
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What RAID controller?  How many drives?  RAID level?  You likely have a CTRL-R prompt to enter the configuration utility for the RAID controller.   What do you see there?
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