Boot of Dell 1750 fails with multiple SCSI drives installed
dwatson at eecs.umich.edu
Mon Oct 27 14:39:28 PST 2003
> We have a brand new Dell Power Edge 1750 with an LSILogic 1030
> Ultra 4 SCSI Adapter and 2 x 73 GB harddrives.
> With the two factory installed drives attached the system will not
> boot from the install CD.
We're having similar problems with a PowerEdge 2600, that probably
has an identical controller and drives. I haven't had time to diagnose
the problem but was able to do an install after removing all but one
drive. After booting I was able to add the other drives and rescan the bus
(camcontrol rescan all). I didn't verify that I could write to the drives,
but camcontrol completed successfully and the drives appeared to be
When I try to boot with more than one drive it pauses for a long time
after "Waiting for SCSI devices to settle" and then prints out a bunch
of errors before eventually rebooting. It looks like there's a problem
when the SCSI driver tries to probe the disks.
I haven't had a chance to try to track this down further, but I will try
to get more details in the near future.
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