Hp TC3100 netserver

Chris Whitehouse chris at childeric.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Feb 16 21:56:12 GMT 2003

Have you tried installing the ide disk as slave or secondary?

Or some bioses have a separate 'boot from scsi' or 'boot scsi first' setting apart from the 'boot hard disk, floppy, cdrom' 

If it's just temporary and speed is not critical could you put the disk in any old box and nfs mount it?

Sorry if this is too obvious to mention.

You should be able to get a 100gb ide disk for a lot less than several hundred quid. Eg CCL computers prices for 
120gb are £100 to £115 inc vat. Probably cheaper at your local computer fair.


16/02/03 20:45:06, Bruce M Simpson <bms at spc.org> wrote:

>On Tue, Feb 04, 2003 at 06:41:17PM +0000, Jeff LaCoursiere wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Hp provided us with a couple TC3100 servers (P4's I think) with ultra scsi
>> disks.  Have been using 4.5 on them for some time.  I need to add disk for a
>> specific task, and the task is simply storage.  I don't care about speed or
>> redundancy even - just a bunch of temp storage.  I asked for quotes for a
>> large (say > 100G) IDE drive, thinking a few hundred quid.  I get back a reply
>> that IDE is not supported in this unit, though there *is* an IDE controller.
>> Apparently if you try to put a disk on it the BIOS will try to boot the IDE
>> drive wether there is an OS on it or not.  Failing that it won't even try the
>> scsi?
>> Supposing this is actually true, would it be possible to put boot blocks on
>> the IDE drive to force it to boot a partition on the SCSI disk?

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