Setting virtual drives as bootable
Q: I have just created a new RAID configuration, and installed my operating system. However, my system fails to find the boot device on the next reboot. Why is this happening?
A: The LSI controller needs to add a boot flag to the virtual drive before it is seen by the motherboard as a bootable device. You can set this by entering the LSI BIOS, then enter the Virtual Drives submenu. Select the array that you want to boot from, check the radio button that says Set Boot Drive (current=none), and click on Go. You should then see the menu update to say Set Boot Drive (current=N), where N is the virtual drive number.
BIOS Setting for Bootable RAID configurations
When using RAID as an OS Volume, it's important to ensure that all volumes are used for Boot. Certain RAID configurations will require that any drive within the RAID be available as a Boot volume. While UNIX and Windows installers may correctly setup ...
Management Utilities Overview (LSI)
If you are new to LSI MegaRAID and LSI SAS HBA controllers, this guide will provide a general overview of applicable management utilities and firmware flash utilities, and recommended usage scenarios for these tools. LSI MegaRAID Management ...
LSI 12 Gb/s MegaRAID BIOS RAID Configuration
This step by step guide will help in the creation of any RAID that is supported by the LSI 12 Gb/s MegaRAID controllers using the LSI CTRL-R utility built into the controller. 1. Boot your server and at the end of the LSI screen you will see an ...
Recovering Foreign/Unconfigured(bad) drives
Q: My RAID controller reports a foreign configuration was detected during boot, and all of my drive bays have red lights on them. I try to import the configuration, but it fails. How do I import the configuration? A: Failure to import arrays usually ...
Creating FreeDOS bootable ISO
Prerequisites: Linux mkisofs or genisoimage unzip utility for Linux unix2dos (part of dos2unix packages) This guide will cover creating DOS bootable ISO files to assist with simple and automated firmware updates for the most frequently updated ...