10-08-2008 01:28 PM
I just received S10 (MT-M-6483-2U). I came with one SAS HD. I was able to boot to Windows Vista 643 bit edition. I downloaded User Guide from the Lenovo web site.
Following the instructions I wanted to Configure the system BIOS to enable SAS RAID functionality.
I pressed F1 to enter the system BIOS setup, used the arrow keys on the keyboard to select Advanced, and I was looking for LSI SAS Interface but I could not find it under Advanced so I instead went to Devices, used the arrow keys to select IDE Drive
Setup and enabled SATA RAID and then with F10 saved the settings.
Then I went abount to
Configure the system BIOS to enable SAS RAID 1 functionality
I used the LSI Logic Config Utility. I went in using Ctrl +C when prompted to start the LSI Logic Config Utility. On the Adapter Properties screen,I used the arrow key to select RAID Properties. Pressed Enter to go to the RAID Properties screen. On the RAID Properties screen,I used the arrow keys to select the first disk (primary disk) for the IM (Mirror) volume.Then I used the arrow keys to move the Array Disk column for this disk, and press the Space key to select Yes. On the message " Press M to Migrate, or D to delete the data on the drive " I had only version D to delete the data on the drive so I choose D and pressed F3 to keep the data currently on this disk. The value in the Array Disk column changed to Primary. I Used the arrow keys to select the secondary (mirrored) disk for the IM volume. I synchronized array. The status is Optimal. When I reboot the system I got the message:
Boot from AHCI CD-ROm: 1962: No operating system found.
I am assuming the F3 option to keep the data currently on the disk did not work and I lost the data on the primary drive. I do not have recovery disks so I will call Lenovo to order them.
I am still not sure that I can boot from created array. My Startup sequence is:
1. PCI SCSI: #500 ID00 LUN0 LSILOGIC L
2. IDE HDD
3. USB LS120 and etc.
I checked and I am sure that I have two SAS HD connected to the PCI card. With this information I expected to be able to see LSI SAS Interface in BIOS under Advanced.
At this point I am not sure where I made a mistake. Any help is appreciated.
10-08-2008 02:28 PM
welcome to the forum!
On the message " Press M to Migrate, or D to delete the data on the drive " I had only version D to delete the data on the drive so I choose D and pressed F3 to keep the data currently on this disk.
selecting D wiped the data on your primary drive. M would have migrated data from the primary drive to the mirrored drive.
i don't know why M wasn't an option.