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SCSI BIOS not installed / ML150G2, exchanged mainboard, RAID

Hi,

I have an HP ML150G2 server and the mainboard got defected after a year. I got a new mainboard, but the problem seems to be that I had RAID 1 on the old mainboard - with the adaptec 2120S SCSI controller - so the RAID configuration is not found on the new mainboard, so now if I boot up with the old 2 hard disks, I get "SCSI BIOS not installed" and then "No operating system found". The hard disks are still functional, because I have an identical server and they boot normally in that server.
Can I add the BIOS/RAID configuration without formatting the hard disks?
Or can I rebuild the SCSI BIOS from the hard disks?

there are 2 menus for the scsi adapter, both accessible with Ctrl-A. the 2nd one shows something like this:

Manage Arrays
Create Array
Initialize..
Rescan Drives

But none recognizes the hard drives. Although they are recognized while booting.

Thanks

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  • airjaws Feb 23, 2008

    thanks. i already tried hp's and adaptec's websites. i didn't find a solution. as for live chat at hp, it is possible for products like printers, but not servers.

  • airjaws Feb 23, 2008

    thx. i tried hp's and adaptec's websites and found no solution. as for the live chat at hp, it's only for products like printers, but not servers.

  • Almak Sep 02, 2008

    SCSI BIOS not installed" and then "No operating system found


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Hi..
my guess is no but since i haven't dealt with this type of server i'm going to suggest you go to hp.
if you just goto hp.com and search on live chat and a link will come up.. they should be able to help unless it's too old since i'm not sure what generation we are on now..

good luck, hope this helps a little..d

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • donna mcgill Feb 26, 2008

    mmmm... that's interesting bc my partner is an account manager there and she only sells high end servers and that's what she uses.. i'll have to ask her about that, maybe there is a different site.. thanks, d

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