Dell 2900 invalid partition table
jerrymc at msu.edu
Fri Jan 23 07:48:38 PST 2009
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:50:41PM +0100, Len Conrad wrote:
> >> freebsd 7.1
> >> Dell 2900, perc 6/i controller with 4 SATA disks in RAID1.
> >> We get all the through the disc1 install, reboot,
> >> arrive up to
> >> "Press <ctrl-E> for remote access setup within 5 secs ...."
> >> then die with
> >> "Invalid partition table"
> >> We had RAID5, same problem, switch to RAID1.
> >> suggestions?
> >Is your BIOS set to boot from the right device - the raid and
> >not the one of the disks in it???
> Boot sequence says "1. drive c:"
Hmmm. That could be the problem.
Do any of the other choices look interesting?
> controller disk setup shows RAID1 ready.
> I've looked everywhere to see if I can point the boot at RAID1.
I don't have a machine handy right now so I can look and see how
I set the BIOS (which was almost 2 years ago, so my memory of foggy).
They are a 9 hour drive away. But, I did manage to get it. There
was a difference. The drives in the raid were SAS. It doesn't
seem like that should matter, but...
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