Hp TC3100 netserver

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Mon Feb 17 09:16:24 GMT 2003

The really unfortunate thing about this issue is that I don't have physical
access to the machine because it is in Manchester.  I have to make the
decision to buy one or the other (a 150 pound IDE drive or a 400 pound - and
much smaller - scsi) before I get a chance to checkout the BIOS options.  I
have pretty much decided to give the IDE a shot.  I will try a boot manager
like pboot that I know can handle booting from multiple disks and hope I can
make it all work.  If not I will have wasted the trip :)

NFS won't work for me in this case unfortunately...



On Sun, 16 Feb 2003, Chris Whitehouse wrote:

> Have you tried installing the ide disk as slave or secondary?
> Or some bioses have a separate 'boot from scsi' or 'boot scsi first' sett=
ing apart from the 'boot hard disk, floppy, cdrom'
> options.
> If it's just temporary and speed is not critical could you put the disk i=
n 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 hu=
ndred quid. Eg CCL computers prices for
> 120gb are =A3100 to =A3115 inc vat. Probably cheaper at your local comput=
er fair.
> Chris
> 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 =
> >> 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 spe=
ed or
> >> redundancy even - just a bunch of temp storage.  I asked for quotes fo=
r 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 contr=
> >> Apparently if you try to put a disk on it the BIOS will try to boot th=
> >> 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 bloc=
ks on
> >> the IDE drive to force it to boot a partition on the SCSI disk?
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