Need to Make Intel DG35EC MoBo Boot From a SCSI Drive
I just finished ripping the hard drives out of my system and connecting them to an Intel DG35EC MoBo, with an Intel processor and Intel BIOS. There are 3 hard drives in all -- 2 IDEs and a SCSI. Going into the BIOSand selecting/saving the SCSI drive as the boot device, which is what I want,only works until the next cold boot, when the system tries booting fromone of the IDEs, neither of which has an OS installed. Can someoneexplain what must be done in order to make the SCSI drive thedefault boot drive? Many thanks.
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There is a 2TB limit with MBR (Master Boot Record), but even a larger drive can be partitioned. So a single 4TB (biggest on the market) drive will look like several drives. External drives that are bigger than 4TB are really several physical drives combined by an array.
First, determine if your "motherboard" will support a SCSI
hard drive interface. The type of SCSI drives that are available are
Wide Ultra SCSI (40MB/sec), Wide Ultra 2 SCSI (80MB/sec), Ultra 160 SCSI
(160MB/sec) and Ultra 320 SCSI (320MB/sec). Today's standard for SCSI
drives is the SCA SCSI which has an 80 pin female cable to drive
information from the drive to the system board.
Set the jumpers. The drive should have jumpers on it that were set by
the manufacturer. Setting the jumpers allows the drive to be recognized
by your computer's hardware. If the jumpers have not been set, you will
need to set the jumper of the primary drive to "Master," and if you are
installing a secondary drive, the jumpers would be set to "Slave." The
master drive is the drive that the computer boots to first when it
starts up. The jumpers are pins located on the block or end of the hard
drive.Resetting the BIOS default should make the system recognize the drive. Or Press F6 to install third-party SCSI drivers.
There are two ways of retrieving data from a SCSI hard drive.
1. Connect the SCSI hard drive to a different SCSI connector on the same data cable, make sure this hard drive has a different SCSI ID from the first hard drive or other SCSI devices in your system. When you boot up your MAC you should see the second SCSI hard drive, You can then copy off your data or remove the redundant files and keep the old hard drive in your system as a 2nd hard drive.
2. Connect the old SCSI hard drive to a SCSI USB hard drive adapter. Then connect it to the USB port on the MAC and you should see this as an external hard drive.
You're Intel motherboard does support up to 4 SATA hard disk drives including SATA CD-ROM / DVD-ROM drive, reader/writers. This MB also includes two serial ATA IDE ports. The most likely reason you're system is not booting is because all SATA ports are all seen as Master drives. By connecting the SATA DVD-ROM drive the bios auto configured the SATA ports. You'll need to enter the bios when you're system boots-up. Press the F2 key on you're keyboard right after hearing a single beep. You will than enter the bios main menu. Listed at the main menu are devices connect to the motherboard. (Instruction on how to move around in the bios is listed at the bottom of the screen). Mainly, the hard disk drive or (drives) and the SATA DVD writer. You'll need to open the Boot tab. Look for boot order. You want the boot order set like so; First boot device: [Floppy disk] drive; if one is connected. Second Boot device: [Primary Hard Disk] drive. (The drive with windows installed on it). (This drive may be ATA IDE or SATA; you did not provide that information). Third Boot device: [DVD-Rom] drive. Save and exit the bios. The system will auto restart. You're windows operating system should load correctly after the auto re-start. The SATA data cable and the SATA power cable should be checked for good connection. It only takes a little bump to make either loose. Here is the link to Intel for you're motherboard; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&keyword=%22+D102GGC2+%22
Try taking the side off and removing and replacing all the hard drive leads. Remove and replace all the scsi drives and generally check for loose connections. If this does not work you will need to post more infomation.
The most common cause is that setup does not have the driver for a SCSI device or is detecting storage devices in the wrong order, such as that CD-ROM drive first.
Press F6 when setup first starts and provide a driver for the mass storage device that will hold the operating system files.
Check to make sure all adapters and controllers are working properly.
Check power to all devices. Reseat adapters and controllers.
For SCSI devices ensure:
1. The SCSI cabling is properly installed.
2. SCSI devices are terminated.
3. SCSI devices are correctly addressed. And
4. The BIOS correctly recognizes all SCSI adapters.
Also, be sure the SCSI boot drive is addressed as 0.
Check the manufacturer's recommedation for configuring SCSI adapter and Hard Disk Drives. Try replacing the adapter before replcing the drive(s).
For EIDE Drives:
1. Check the controller.
2. Ensure file I/O and disk access are set to standard. And
3. Ensure that the system drive is the first device recognized by the controller.
For IDE and ESDI drives:
1.Check the cabliing and controller.
2. Check the Drive setup in the BIOS for master/slave relationships. And
3. Ensure the drive is properly recognized in the BIOS.
Move HD to another PC with SCSI card then make backup of all three partitions, then boot up your RIP and restore the HD using GHost program on the C drive. Check in the *.txt file how is done. Hope this help