Dell Utility Partition - Can't access it after RHEL4 installation
Dell PowerEdge 1425 SC with 2 SATA hard drives
After installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ES, I can no longer get the Dell Utility Partition to boot by pressing F10 when the system starts. I suspect it has something to do with the way I partitioned my drives or something to do with GRUB, but I'm not sure exactly what.
With a clean system (no OS), I can install the Dell Utility Partition and press F10 during boot to access the utilities.
Next, I install my Red Hat. During the install, I can see the partition with the Dell Utilities listed (in Disk Druid). I leave that alone. Next I create a /boot partition, ext3, on the first hard drive. Now the first drive has 2 partitions and a bunch of free space. Next, I create a Software RAID partition on the first and second drives, and then make a Software RAID device (/dev/md0) from the partitions. This is the swap drive. Next, I create a Software RAID partition on the first and second drives, and then make a Software RAID device (/dev/md1) from the partitions. This is the / drive. Note that I never selected the checkbox to make a partition the primary.
Linux boots with no problems, but now I can no longer access the Dell Utilities. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have no problem reinstalling everything (which I suspect I'll need to do).