What's the trick to getting our new S3200SHV-based server to boot from CD-ROM? Although the CD-ROM drive shows up fine in the O/S (Win2K3 SBS) there is nothing in the BIOS that allows you to choose it for boot. Also, there is no "Boot Menu" choice at startup. I need to image off the server to install new drives...
You can press F2 during POST to go to BIOS menu, and go to Boot Manager to select a boot device. If you're using onboard SATA RAID and a SATA CD-ROM, you'll need to have a bootable CD in the CD-ROM drive, otherwise the CD-ROM won't show up in the device list.
Maybe booting from a USB key is an easier workaround.
Thanks for your response.
We were forced to abandon the idea of booting from a CD-ROM as the board clearly does not support that option.
So now on to RAID. Here's my question: If I have the server operating system loaded on a single disk and I attach it to the server can I build a RAID out of it? That is, can I build a mirror array (RAID1) out of the single disk load?