Solved Hard Drive not bootable in the Bios

Fujitsu Primergy tx100 s1 server - fujit...
July 10, 2013 at 05:45:21
Specs: Debian 7, xeon quad core/ 4gb ddr2
Hi, I have recently acquired a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S1 Server and I have tried to install Debian 7 x64 (stable version) on it. The installation runs fine but when I reboot it can't find an operating system. When I check the BIOS neither Hard Drive (It has 2 500gb HDDs) is listed, although they are listed elsewhere as connected. Does anyone know why the hard drives wouldn't be bootable even though the installation was successful? Im no expert on this but I'm thinking it would have something to do with GRUB bootloader not being compatible or doing its job. Can anyone shine any light on how I would go about debugging this issue because I'm really at a loss. Thanks a million for your help on this.

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#1
July 10, 2013 at 06:55:47
Perhaps you installed on the secondary hard drive and not the primary. Try switching the cables to the hard drives and see if it boots. Is the hard drive set to Sata mode/ahci or what in the bios?

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#2
July 10, 2013 at 07:44:24
Hi,
Wouldn't the BIOS boot priority still show the secondary hard drive then as it would see a bootable HDD? The BIOS is Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) utility which is one I haven't seen before. Seem to be a bit more limited in what you can do in it. It says SATA AHCI is enabled and I'm unable to change it. SATA RAID is also enabled.

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#3
July 10, 2013 at 14:58:22
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Disabled SATA RAID and rebooted. Both drives now visible again.

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#4
July 28, 2013 at 21:11:39
bios's can need upgrading in certain circumstances

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