1 x 2 Backplane for our Pe2600

Paul paul at kbs.net.au
Sun Aug 31 23:35:28 CDT 2003


Hi,

Thanks for your help below are my responses.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <bscott at ntisys.com>
To: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
Cc: "Paul" <paul at kbs.net.au>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: 1 x 2 Backplane for our Pe2600


> On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, at 12:25pm, paul at kbs.net.au wrote:
> > At this point the OS booted correctly but it couldn't see the new
drives.
> > I found the new backplane which was listed in dmesg and on the bootup
> > screen but the drives were no where to be found.
>
>   Go into RAID management (either via BIOS, the Linux-based "megamgr"
> utility, or OpenManage), and verify that the new physical disks are
actually
> present in an array (logical disk).

The new disks are visible in the BIOS and megamgr

>
>   One possibility is that the new disks are simply not allocated at all.
>

This could be the case. The are listed in megamgr as "Ready"


>   Another possibility is that the Dell tech reconstructed the existing LD
to
> incorporate the new disks, growing the total size of the LD.  In that
case,
> you will now have unpartitioned space at the end of your existing LD
> (identified as "sda" in Linux).

/dev/sda hasnt increase in size at all the partiontion table is the same.
Theres no more free cyclinders on the virtual device /dev/sda


>
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