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Old 04-17-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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boot disk failure


i have installed rhel4 on hp ML 110 g5 server and after rebooting it says boot disk failure, please help it is a production server
 
Old 04-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #2
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i have installed rhel4 on hp ML 110 g5 server and after rebooting it says boot disk failure, please help it is a production server
First, if you just installed it, it's obviously not in production YET. Second, if you're using RHEL, you can call RedHat support, since it's a 'production server down' issue, since you're paying for support with your RedHat subscription.

Finally, if your disk failed, REPLACE IT...nothing much anyone here can do to fix a failed hard drive. Otherwise, give us details about the server/disk and controller, and what the EXACT error(s) are.
 
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Are the drives shown correctly in bios? Can I assume you have more than one drive?
Also any raid arrays or did you encrypt or what. We'd need to know more of the actual install and hardware you have.
 
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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thanks in advance for your replies, the server is not raid configured. It has only one disk of capacity 400GB.The bios detects the drive. It is a production server and contains data which needs to be recovered.
when i boot the error is Boot disk failure, when i connected this drive as secondry to a working RHEL system it detects the harddrive but it says NO partitions available on the disk.

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:07 AM   #5
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it detects the harddrive but it says NO partitions available on the disk.
that means that the install did *not* work !.
ie: the drive/partition did not get set or formated. was there any errors after the "install" finished?.

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and contains data which needs to be recovered.
if there is no partition, then that data is lost !.
 
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thanks in advance for your replies, the server is not raid configured. It has only one disk of capacity 400GB.The bios detects the drive. It is a production server and contains data which needs to be recovered.
when i boot the error is Boot disk failure, when i connected this drive as secondry to a working RHEL system it detects the harddrive but it says NO partitions available on the disk.
Well, the drive is very obviously dead. No matter what you try to do to it, it's dead. So either recover from backups, or send the drive off to a professional data-recovery service, and be prepared to pay them lots of $$$ to do it.
 
Old 04-19-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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OK i will try with data recovery guys.
 
  


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