Just today myself and some assistants decided to clean our file server after installing two new 300GB SCSI 80pin 10k drives in the last two bays with the following specs:
After carefully cleaning out the interior and being careful to clean one drive bay at a time and rebooting the server we noticed the following:
Does anyone have any idea if maybe the RAID controller is bad or any other suggestions. We have looked the system in and out to make sure that everything is connected properly. I have to get it up and running by Monday!!
Thanks once again!!
I wanted to additional information the server is displaying. The approximate time for the Raid Controller to boot the kernel is about 3 and half min.:
<<<PRESS <CTRL><A> FOR ADAPTEC RAID CONFIGURATION UTILITY>>>
CONTROLLER #00: DELL AT PCI BUS:01, DEV:08, FUNC:01WAITING FOR CONTROLLER TO START....CONTROLLER STARTEDCONTROLLER MONITOR V2.8-0, CONTROLLER KERNEL V2.8-0CONTROLLER POST OPOERATION SUCCESSFULCONTROLLER MEMORY SIZE: 128MB
NO LOGICAL DRIVES FOUND
NO INT 13 DRIVES TO SUPPORT
BIOS NOT INSTALLED!
NO BOOT DEVICE AVAILABLE- STRIKE F1 TO RETRY BOOT, F2 FOR SETUP UTILITY
Hopefully someone can help!! Thanks!!