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Old 11-29-2004, 05:31 AM   #1
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Trouble booting a new RAID0 machine with Debian sarge


We've got a new dual Xeon box with 4HD's, which I've tried installing Debian (sarge) on. The 4 disks are connected to an adaptec Serial ATA controller, which Debian recognises, and when installing from a CD with the 2.6.8-1 kernel, I'm seemingly allowed to setup the first drive as the one with the boot partition on it (as well as /home, /usr, /etc...) while the other three I configure as a RAID0 partition. However, when the installation's done and the OS tries to reboot from the HD, it simply hangs (goes past the BIOS to a black screen with a flashing underscore cursor).

Can anyone spot anything obviously wrong that I've done? Should the HD with the boot sector be connected to the controller, or straight to the motherboard? The BIOS has the following boot sequence set up:

+Removable Devices
CD-ROM Drive
- Hard Drive
05:20-0 ST31060827AS
05:20-1 ST31060827AS
Network Boot

Any help would be much appreciated!

Old 12-01-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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OK, sorted. Adding an IDE drive made life simple.


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