Poweredge 2300 HD problem

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Eric E. Hodges, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. I have a Dell Poweredge 2300 with dual PIII-500 Xeons. It has two Quantum
    Atlas IV 9.1G SCSI hard drives. I've been running different Linux distros
    on this machine without problem for a couple of years. 5 or 6 months ago, I
    had what looked like a hard system crash forcing a reboot. When the system
    was supposed to find the 2 drives during boot, one drive was missing. After
    this when I booted the computer after leaving it off for a few minutes it
    would properly find the 2 drives. If I immediately rebooted, the drive
    would once again be missing. I removed the drive and have been running
    without problems on just the one drive. Recently that drive began
    displaying the same symptoms. Upgrading the system BIOS and firmware has
    not fixed this. I can boot the computer with a Knoppix disk and can see the
    data on the 2 drives. Anyone heard of this? Is there a way to fix the
    drives?

    Thanks.
     
    Eric E. Hodges, Jan 23, 2004
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