[Linux-PowerEdge] CentOS R410 SAS config issues

ch urnd churnd at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 07:15:04 CDT 2013

Yes, that's right that it only boots VD on HDD#0.  How can I tell which one
it's "supposed" to boot from?

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 6:20 AM, なっぴん なっぴん <usrbinperl5 at hotmail.co.jp>wrote:

> I think SAS 6i/R controller can only boot VD which include HDD#0.
> So you create VD next below.
> "Array 1 of 2" has HDD#0 and HDD#1.
> "Array 2 of 2" has HDD#2 and HDD#3.
> You can boot from VD of "Array 1 of 2".
> Thanks and Regard.
> Yuji Nanba
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> [Linux-PowerEdge] CentOS R410 SAS config issues
> I have two R410 servers, each configured identically.  Each server has 4
> 70GB SAS drives hooked up to it's 6i/R controller.  I'm trying to configure
> each to have two RAID1 mirrors.  The problem is when I do this, then go to
> install CentOS, it will install but then won't boot after the install is
> finished.  It doesn't make it to the bootloader (grub).
> It has something to do with the fact that I have two virtual drives
> configured. If I make the other two drives hot spares of the first RAID1
> mirror I create, it will install & boot fine.  I'm making sure I install
> the boot loader on the right virtual drive too.
> Some screenshots:
> BIOS:  http://i.imgur.com/468SWpV.png
> VD1:  http://i.imgur.com/I1z2HZ8.png
> VD2:  http://i.imgur.com/uYU11nb.png
> 6i/R:  http://i.imgur.com/CJd4kP9.png
> BIOS only allows chosing one virtual drive.  Changing the 6i/R's boot
> settings (BIOS/OS) doesn't help.  At this point I'm stumped.  I'm not sure
> what else I can try.  I'm wondering if there's some limitation I don't know
> about.  Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks.
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