about a week ago, i managed to get my hands on an old compaq ml350 server.
the server had two thirty gig seagate scsi hdds in it. these two drives were attached, via a scsi cable, to the features board of the server - a pci daughter board.
i tried installing ubuntu desktop edition on it but had big problems with the graphics.
anyway, the psu died the next day so that was the end of that.
a few days later, i managed to get my hands on another ml350 that was exactly the same as the old one, except in far better condition. this server, however, did not have the features board or scsi drives so i simply put the daughter board and drives into the new one.
i put a cd-drive in one of the blank drive slots and connected via ide to the main mother board.
i also added a new pci graphics card to eliminate the graphics problem.
once i had done this, i downloaded ubuntu server edition, burned it to a disk, and installed it on to one of the scsi drives in the server.
heres where the problems start.
i tried booting up ubuntu but for some reasone the server wouldnt boot. i went into the bios and found that scsi drives could not be used to boot. this was odd as server was booting nt 2000 from the scsi drives before i installed ubuntu on it.
so i tried installing an ide hdd and using that to boot but in the bios, the hdd was not being recognised, only the cd drive.
then i tried using a different ide cable - same result.
i also tried switching it between primary and secondary ide slots - it still wasnt being recognised.
finally i tried all the different jumper settings on the ide hdd - and it still wasnt recognised.
then i tried disconneting all of the ide devices including floppy to see if i could force it to boot up from scsi, which it wouldnt.
i have no idea how it booted up from scsi in the first place, before i installed ubuntu.
is there a certian bios setting i have to use?
is there something wrong with the bios?