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ML350 cannot boot from IDE

 
Enrico_7
Occasional Advisor

ML350 cannot boot from IDE

Hi, I'm setting up a new Proliant ML350 server, it has an integrated Ultra3 SCSI adapter where only a tape drive is connected and an HP Smart Array 641 controller where raid disks are connected, so far so good.
In order to simplify maintenance and recover operations I want to install an additional IDE disk where I can boot from in emergency situations (restore full backup, fix boot problems etc.).

The problem is that I cannot set the Embedded IDE controller as first in "Boot Controller Order" bios setup, only order position 2 is allowed (!!).
Is there any workaround? How can it be that I cannot boot from IDE disk?!?!

TIA for any answer.
Enrico
2 REPLIES
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 cannot boot from IDE

Not supported to Use Onboard IDE controller for IDE Hard drives, you might get more option if optional IDE Card Installed (not Guaranteed)
Ivajlo Yanakiev
Respected Contributor

Re: ML350 cannot boot from IDE

KOv you are right.
IDE disk are not support on IDE channel