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Date:      Fri, 23 Jan 2009 10:47:39 -0500
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Len Conrad <lconrad@Go2France.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Dell 2900 invalid partition table
Message-ID:  <20090123154739.GC70889@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <200901222350.AA121766028@mail.Go2France.com>
References:  <200901222350.AA121766028@mail.Go2France.com>

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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...

////jerry

> 
> Thanks,
> Len
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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