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How do use an ERD on a hardware RAID ser

By raymond.caldwell@verizon. ·
Hello,

I hope someone out there can help me out. I have a IBM Netfinity server 4500R. And I had setup with a RAID 5 configuration (with one drive as a hot spare). Lately, the OS on the server is not responding to any services (even just right clicking on an icon freezes up system). I'm running Windows 2000 server and I tried everything to make it work, then I tried using an ERD disk I had. I used the 4 setup disk provided and when it prompted me for the ERD disk it stated the no drives could not be detected. So I'm thinking that it's do to the hardware base RAID. Does anyone have anyone know what to do or what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks.

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by bart777 In reply to How do use an ERD on a ha ...

Not sure if this is it, but I had a similar problem with a Dell on a rebuild. I had a disc in the cd-rom. On these Dell's the CD and floppy are on the same scsi interupt and if there is a cd in the machine it will not read from the floppy.

Good luck with the repair.

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Thanks for answering. But that didn't help.

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by LordInfidel In reply to How do use an ERD on a ha ...

Assuming that you are using a SCSI controller.

When you boot off the floppies... Do not forget to specify the additional SCSI controllers.

Remember, booting off of the cd or floppies means that the system knows absolutely nothing about your setup. You will need to tell it about the additional controllers. (should be "press s option) You will need the drivers disk for the controller.

You are a step in the right direction though by booting off of floppies in a hardware raid config thatis using a different controller then the one that is one the MB.

good luck.

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Thanks alot this actually worked!

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