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Boot problem with IBM xseries 206 - SCSI Drive and SATA drive

I have a server with windows 2k server installed in a HDD SCSI, but When a SATA drive is attached for data storage purpose, the system not initialize, because the system recognize the SATA drive like a boot disk.
Changing the boot order in the BIOS don't works.


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  • fixya_wardc May 11, 2010

    what did you attach the SATA drive to?I can think of only 2 possibilities; (1) USBor (2) adding a SATA controller to the server. - and if so, what device shows up in the bios after you hook up the SATA? a "hack" workaround would be to use an external sata device and mount it after booting windows. __________________I found something similar maybe 12-14 years ago, when I had a SCSI Homemachine, and if I put in an IDE drive it insisted on booting to THAT,and I never solved that. __________Just thought of a "real hack" - and that would be to see if you canfind some kind of multi-boot loader (or install a small linux with one)on the SATA drive, from which you can CHOOSE to boot the SCSI disk.

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Not a solution: just a follow up. Did you work this out, as I have the same problem now. For others info: the xseries 206, has 2 sata connections which can be configured as a sata raid. It also has 3 hot pluggable scsi slots. When the sata drives are not connected it boots off the scsi to win server. As soon as the satas are plug in ( 1 or 2, raid or not) it wants to boot off the sata drive. Any help would be great.

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Refer to user's manual how to set the boot order in BIOS.

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I had this configuration, and it's just needed to set the boot order correctly in the bios menu. For me, it worked. Now, I got an adaptec 7T sata raid controller, and I have both SCSI raid and Sata raid together (320GB + 1Tera).

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